ISRO gears up for PSLV-C48/RISAT-2BR1 mission on Dec 11

In its 50th PSLV mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation will launch 'sharp eyed' radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2BR1, weighing628 kg and nine commercial satellites from the spaceport of Sriharikota on December 11.

ISRO in a release here said the launch would take place from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.

The launch was tentatively scheduled at 1525 hrs, subject to weather conditions. ISRO said 'RISAT2BR1 & 9 commercial satellites will be flown onboard PSLV-C48 at 1525 hrs on December 11'. About 16 minutes after the lift off and ignition and separation of all the four stages, RISAT-2BR1 will get separated from the launch vehicle and injected into an orbit of 576 km at an inclination of 37 deg to the equator.