ISRO launches India’s spy satellite
The Indian Space Research Organisation launched country’s new spy satellite in space this week.
Developed by ISRO, RISAT-2BR1 is a radar imaging earth observation satellite and apart from being used for military purposes, it has applications in fields such as agriculture and disaster management support.
It also launched nine other commercial satellites. The other satellites include six from the United States, and one each from Japan, Italy and Israel; their applications range from remote sensing to earth imaging.
This launch marks milestones other than PSLV’s 50th mission: It is also the 75th launch vehicle mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, and the sixth launch of 2019.
ISRO has developed BHUVAN, a 3D satellite imagery tool which allows users to explore the Earth's surface in a 2D/3D dimension. The application is similar to Google Earth.