ISRO launched Radar Imaging Satellite, 2 other satellites also included in the first mission of 2022


EOS-04 is a 'radar imaging satellite' designed to provide high quality images in all weather conditions and in applications such as agriculture, forestry and plantation, soil moisture and hydrology and flood mapping.

New Delhi: Earth observation satellite EOS-04 was launched by PSLV-C52 as part of the Indian Space Research Organisation's first launch mission of 2022. For this, the countdown of 25 hours started on Sunday morning. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle was launched this morning with two small satellites. EOS-04 is a Radar Imaging Satellite.


The EOS-04 has been designed to provide high quality photographs in all weather conditions and in applications such as agriculture, forestry and plantation, soil moisture and hydrology and flood mapping. The weight of the EOS-04 is 1,710 kg.


PSLV has also carried two small satellites, including InspireSat-1, a satellite of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), developed in collaboration with the Atmospheric and Space Physics Laboratory at the University of Colorado, Boulder. NTU, Singapore and NCU, Taiwan have also contributed to this.


This will be the 54th flight of PSLV and the 23rd mission using the 'PSLV-XL configuration' with 6 PSOM-XL (strap-on motors).