Intel Satellite Launched by ISRO Days After ASAT (Download PDF)

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EMISAT launched by ISRO on the PSLV C-45 in its 47th flight on April 01,2019 for Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) w/28 3rd satellites. The PSLV-C45 was used to successfully place EMISAT in its intended sun-synchronous polar orbit of 748 km height. EMISAT was built around ISRO’s Mini Satellite-2 weighing about 436 kg. This satellite was launched from Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh).

This is image show in ISROs PSLV- C-45 Satellites

This is Image Show in ISRO’s PSLV- C-45 Satellites

This is image show in ISRO’s PSLV- C-45 Satellites

Mission Overview

  • 28 Nano satellites along with the intelligence satellite EMISAT was launched from Sriharikota.

  • With this launch India has also given birth to a new surveillance satellite with a special mission of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C-45)

  • 28 satellites belonging to US, Switzerland, Lithuania and Spain were successfully placed in the orbit.

  • These included 20 Flock-4A satellites and 4 Lemur satellites of the same variety that gave the controversial images that questioned the efficacy of the Balakot air strikes by the Air Force.

  • This mission was launched just after six days of Mission Shakti. Mission Shakti was a direct hit to kill a satellite at 300 km altitude.

  • India’s EMISAT successfully placed in the orbit is the 71st launch vehicle mission for Sriharikota.

  • PSLV launched passed through a belt of some 300 pieces of debris left behind by last week’s anti-satellite (ASAT) missile launch.

Significance of the Mission

  • Satellite weighing 436 kg would monitor give locations for enemy radar sites deep in their territory.

  • Satellite will give a space-based platform to sniff out enemy radars. India was using airplanes as early warning platforms.

  • For the first time payloads would be placed in 3 orbits by ISRO conducting space experiments for 1st time. PSLV would have a three-orbit mission in a single flight.

  • Measuring the electromagnetic spectrum, at around 17 minutes from lift off in a 749 km orbit is one of the key aims of EMISAT following which they would restart 4th stage again.

  • As per the mission the last stage of the rocket will be kept alive for several weeks before it becomes space junk.

  • It will be used as orbital platform or an orbiting space laboratory where three instruments are attached to the rocket motor.

  • A maritime ship identification system, a version of a HAM Sat for amateur enthusiasts, and an experiment to study the upper atmosphere or ionosphere would also be included as a part of the mission.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 11, 2019

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