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ISRO successfully launches RISAT 1

India today successfully launched its own 'spy satellite' RISAT-1. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying the indigenous radar imaging satellite lifted off from Sriharikota spaceport at 5.47 am this morning.
ISRO successfully launches RISAT 1
India today successfully launched its own 'spy satellite' RISAT-1. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying the indigenous radar imaging satellite lifted off from Sriharikota spaceport at 5.47 am this morning.
ISRO successfully launches RISAT 1
RISAT-1 is India's heaviest satellite till date. It weighs 1888 kilograms.
ISRO successfully launches RISAT 1
The satellite's main purpose will be to monitor crops and forecast floods during the Kharif season, according to ISRO.
ISRO successfully launches RISAT 1
The total cost of the mission is about Rs. 500 crore. It is probably the most expensive and most complex mission to be launched from India till date.
ISRO successfully launches RISAT 1
It has day and night viewing capability and will be able to see through cloud cover.
ISRO successfully launches RISAT 1
The all-weather surveillance tool is sometimes referred in common parlance as a spy satellite.
ISRO successfully launches RISAT 1
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan declared the mission "a grand success".

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