Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched India’s EMISAT and 28 international satellites using the PSLV-C45 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR in Sriharikota.
PSLV-QL was used by ISRO in this mission which is the new variant of PSLV with four strap-on motors and this was the 47th mission of the PSLV. India’s EMISAT was launched first within 17 minutes and 12 seconds of the lift-off and was placed into a 748 km sun-synchronous polar orbit after that the other 28 international satellites were launched respectively.
What is EMISAT?
Electro-Magnetic Intelligence Satellite (EMISAT) is the new satellite that is developed by the DRDO and ISRO, two major research agencies of India. EMISAT was under development from five years and its operation will strengthen the armed forces as this satellite has the ability to now intercept radar signals using the electromagnetic rays.
The PSLV-C45 was carrying 220 kg of 28 other satellites from Lithuania (2), Spain (1), Switzerland (1) and USA (24) all these satellites were launched as a commercial arrangements.
India has recently tested the successful ASAT missile launch destroying a Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) Satellite which was working for armed forces, and now EMISAT will take over its place in the Low Earth Orbit.