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Successful launch of PSLV-C52 with EOS-04 Satellite

Feb 14, 2022

Today, February 14, 2022, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV- C52 successfully launched EOS-04 Satellite from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, Sriharikota.

After a smooth countdown of 25 hrs 30 minutes the PSLV- C52 launch vehicle lifted off at 05:59 hrs (IST) in the opening of the launch window. The important flight events, namely, stage & strap-on ignitions, heat shield separation, stages & strap-on separation, satellite injection took place exactly as planned.

After a flight of about 17 minutes 34 seconds three satellites namely EOS-04, INSPIREsat-1 and INST-2TD were injected successfully into a sun-synchronous polar orbit of 529 km. The orbit achieved for the satellites is very close to the intended orbits.

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.

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