New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the country’s 42nd communications satellite, which will help in disaster management and internet connectivity, on Thursday.
This is ISRO’s second successful mission during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials said the space organisation’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) performed flawlessly on its 52nd mission with the CMS-01 satellite on board, lifting off at 3.41 pm from the second launch pad at the Sriharikota spaceport, NDTV reported.
The CMS-01 is the first in a new series of communication satellites launched by India after the GSAT and INSAT series, news agency ANI reported. The new satellite would replace India’s GSAT-12 satellite in orbit, which was launched in 2011.
The country’s latest “eye in the sky” is envisaged to provide services in the Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum covering the Indian mainland, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands, officials said.