The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on November 7 will launch India’s latest earth observation satellite EOS-01 along with international customer spacecraft onboard its PSLV-C49 rocket from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
It may be mentioned here that this is going to be ISRO’s first launch since the COVID-19-induced lockdown was declared in March.
ISRO chairman K Sivan had said in June that 10 space missions were prepared for launch in 2020 have been “disturbed” due to the lockdown.
“The launch is tentatively scheduled at 3.02 p.m. IST on November 7 subject to weather conditions,” stated an ISRO statement.
The ISRO further informed that EOS-01 is intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.
The customer satellites are being launched under a commercial agreement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), Department of Space, the space agency said, without giving further details.
This will be the 51st mission of ISRO’s workhorse, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.