26 November, 2022
Global false colour composite mosaic generated from EOS-06 data
ISRO's work horse PSLV-C54 has successfully launched EOS-06 satellite along with
Eight Nano-satellites into two different SSPOs. The mission was accomplished
from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR on 26th November 2022.
EOS-06 is third generation satellite in the Oceansat series, which provides
continued services of Oceansat-2 with enhanced payload capability. The satellite
onboard carries four important payloads viz. Ocean Color Monitor (OCM-3), Sea
Surface Temperature Monitor (SSTM), Ku-Band Scatterometer (SCAT-3), ARGOS. The
Oceansat-2 which was a launched during Sept-2009 configured to cover global
oceans and provide continuity of ocean colour data with global wind vector and
characterization of lower atmosphere and ionosphere. The mission resulted in
many research collaborations nationally and internationally on various areas
global chlorophyll distribution, Kd 490 distribution, ocean color images, oil
spillages, wind vector products.
The EOS-06 is envisaged to observe ocean color data, sea surface temperature and
wind vector data to use in Oceanography, climatic and meteorological
applications. The satellite also supports value added products such as potential
fishing zone using chlorophyll, SST and wind speed and land based geophysical
parameters.The Primary satellite (EOS-06) has been separated in Orbit-1.
The satellite launch was witnessed by Secretary, MOES Dr. M. Ravichandran and
Secretary, DBT Dr. Rajesh Gokhale.
Subsequently Orbit was changed by using two Orbit Change Thrusters (OCTs)
introduced in the Propulsion Bay Ring of the PSLV-C54 Vehicle. Later all the
seven commercial satellites from NSIL were deployed successfully.
Astrocast is a 3U spacecraft with 4 nos. of Satellites from Spaceflight Inc,
USA, were separated subsequently.
The Thybolt is a 0.5U spacecraft bus that includes a communication payload to
enable rapid technology demonstration and constellation development for multiple
users from Dhruva Space using their own Orbital Deployer with a minimum lifetime
of 1 year, was deployed in the intended orbit.
The Anand three axis stabilized Nano satellite is a technology demonstrator for
miniaturized electro-optical payload and all other sub-systems like TTC, power,
onboard computer and ADCS from Pixxel, India was also placed in the orbit
INDIA-BHUTAN SAT a collaborative mission between India and Bhutan is INS-2B
satellite for Bhutan with two payloadsviz. NanoMx, a multispectral optical
imaging payload developed by Space Applications Centre (SAC) and APRS-Digipeater
which is jointly developed by DITT-Bhutan and URSC was successfully deployed.
Sri S Somanath, Secretary, Department of Space / Chairman, ISRO explained the
launch as a perfect text book launch and he congratulated the ISRO team, NSIL,
Industry, customer for the fabulous achievement.
Later External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishanker addressed the nation and
applauded the efforts put in by ISRO and Bhutan scientists for this mission
which will mark the extended co-operation in space between the two countries
under the leadership of Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He also
recalled the inauguration of ground earth stationestablished by ISRO for the
south Asea satellite,jointly by both the countries, during the visit of Hon'ble
Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi during 2019.
Minister of Information and Communications, Royal Government of Bhutan addressed
the community and expressed his full satisfaction with the launch and effort
taken by ISRO and Bhutan teams.
All the users from Dhruva Aerospace, PixxelIndia were present in the launch.
Some of the major sub-systems of the satellite were supplied by Indian Industry
viz. Ananth Technologies, Newtech, Centum, Cosmos, DataPatterns, HAL , PARAS
The live launch was witnessed by 10342 people from the open view gallery at SDSC
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