ISRO to launch spy satellite, 9 foreign customer satellites on Dec 11

News: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch RISAT-2BR1 and nine foreign satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on December 11.


About RISAT-2BR1

  • RISAT-2BR1 is a Radar imaging earth observation satellite weighing about 628 kg. It will be launched aboard PSLV-C48.
  •  It has a synthetic aperture radar to provide all-weather surveillance. It will enhance India‚Äôs defence capabilities to monitor cross border activities.
  • The RISAT-2BR1 is the second satellite in the RISAT-2B series. 

Additional Information:

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV):

  • It is an indigenously-developed expendable launch system of the ISRO. 
  • It comes in the category of medium-lift launchers with a reach up to various orbits, including the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit, Lower Earth Orbit, and Polar Sun Synchronous Orbit.