ISRO to launch its first satellite this year: What you should know
New Delhi, Feb 09: The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch its first satellite this year, the Rocket PSLV-C52. Preparations are on at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota and the same would be launched on February 14.
The countdown for the launch to take place at 5.59 am will begin 25 hours and 30 minutes in advance.
The process to launch the satellite will take place on February 14 at 4.29 am.
The launch of the satellite was postponed several times due to COVID-19. The EOS-4/RISAT-1A satellite is known as the microwave remote sensing satellite.
"Now it's official!! PSLVC52 is set to orbit the Sun 529 km away on February 14th at 5:59 am EOS-04 Radar Imaging Satellite and 2 other small satellites!" RISAT-1A is a radar imaging satellite, mainly used for surveillance. In this way satellites are deployed at an altitude of 529 km from the Earth, ISRO said in a tweet.