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ISRO launches latest earth observation satellite EOS-01, 9 others lifts off

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By: PTI | Sriharikota (ap) |

Updated: November 7, 2020 4:53:19 pm

In this photo provided by ISRO, India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-49 , ahead of its 51st misson, which will lift off EOS-01 as primary satellite and nine other international commercial satellites onboard from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), in Sriharikota, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Image: PTI)

India successfully launched its latest earth observation satellite EOS-01 and nine customer satellites on board its Polar rocket from the

spaceport here on Saturday. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C49) lifted off from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here at 3:12 PM at the end of a 26-hour countdown and injected the satellites into orbit one after another 20 minutes later.

The lift-off was originally scheduled for 3.02 pm, but was delayed by 10 minutes due to debris on the path of the vehicle, ISRO said. This is the first mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation this year.

EOS-01 is intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support, the space agency said.

Watch Live: Launch of EOS-01 and 9 customer satellites by PSLV-49 https://t.co/H4jE2fUhNQ

— ISRO (@isro) November 7, 2020

The customer satellites are from Lithuania (1), Luxembourg (4) and USA (4).

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