Successful launch of PSLV-C52 with EOS-04 SatelliteHome/
Feb 14, 2022
Today, February 14, 2022, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV- C52
successfully launched EOS-04 Satellite from the first launch pad of
Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, Sriharikota.
After a smooth countdown of 25 hrs 30 minutes the PSLV- C52 launch
vehicle lifted off at 05:59 hrs (IST) in the opening of the launch
window. The important flight events, namely, stage & strap-on ignitions,
heat shield separation, stages & strap-on separation, satellite
injection took place exactly as planned.
After a flight of about 17 minutes 34 seconds three satellites namely
EOS-04, INSPIREsat-1 and INST-2TD were injected successfully into a
sun-synchronous polar orbit of 529 km. The orbit achieved for the
satellites is very close to the intended orbits.
After separation, the two solar arrays of EOS-04 deployed automatically
and ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) at Bangalore
has assumed the control of the satellite. In the coming days the
satellite will be brought to its final operational configuration
following which it will begin to provide the data.