India would launch its newest earth statement satellite tv for pc EOS-01 and 9 worldwide buyer spacecraft onboard its Polar rocket PSLV-C49 from the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on November 7, ISRO mentioned on Wednesday.
That is the primary launch by the Indian Area Analysis Organisation (ISRO) because the COVID-19 induced lockdown got here into drive in March.
ISRO Chairman Ok Sivan had mentioned in June that ten area missions being ready for launch this 12 months have been ‘disturbed’ as a result of lockdown.
EOS-01 is meant for purposes in agriculture, forestry, and catastrophe administration help, the city-headquartered ISRO mentioned.
“The launch is tentatively scheduled at 3.02 pm on November 7 topic to climate situations” from the Satish Dhawan Area Centre at Sriharikota, it mentioned in an announcement.
The client satellites are being launched underneath a industrial settlement with NewSpace India Restricted (NSIL), Division of Area, the area company mentioned, with out giving additional particulars.
This would be the 51st mission of ISRO’s workhorse Polar Satellite tv for pc Launch Car.
In view of the strict COVID-19 pandemic norms in place on the launch centre, gathering of media personnel there was not deliberate and the viewing gallery might be closed, ISRO mentioned.
Nonetheless, the stay telecast of the launch might be accessible on ISRO web site, Youtube, Fb and Twitter channels, it added.
Chatting with PTI in June, Sivan had mentioned ISRO will make an evaluation of the affect of the lockdown on its missions.
Due to this (pandemic), all the things received disturbed. We’ve got to make an evaluation after the COVID-19 difficulty is resolved, he had mentioned.