ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite EOS-04
07 March 2022
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday (14 February 2022) successfully launched the Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-04) from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, Sriharikota.
After a smooth countdown of 25 hrs 30 minutes the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV- C52) launch vehicle lifted off at 05:59 hrs (IST) in the opening of the launch window. The important flight events, namely, stage and strap-on ignitions, heat shield separation, stages and strap-on separation, satellite injection took place exactly as planned.
After a flight of about 17 minutes and 34 seconds, the launch vehicle PSLV- C52 successfully injected three satellites, namely EOS-04, INSPIREsat-1 and INST-2TD, into a sun-synchronous polar orbit of 529 km.
The orbit achieved for the satellites is very close to the intended orbits, an ISRO release stated.
After separation, the two solar arrays of EOS-04 deployed automatically and ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) at Bangalore has assumed the control of the satellite. In the coming days the satellite will be brought to its final operational configuration following which it will begin to provide the data, the ISRO release added.