The Radar Imaging Satellite EOS-04 provides high-quality images under all-weather conditions for applications such as agriculture, forestry & plantations, soil moisture & hydrology and flood mapping
The PSLV-C52 launcher, in the 54th launch of the PSLV series, will put the 1,710 Kg EOS-04 earth observation satellite into a sun-synchronous polar orbit of 529 km orbit.
The PSLV injected the satellites into orbit 17 minutes and 45 seconds after liftoff and placed them in a sun-synchronous orbit 583 km from the earth.
The Crew Escape System is an emergency escape measure designed to quickly pull the crew module along with the astronauts to a safe distance from the launch vehicle in the event of a launch abort.
The occasion was bereft of any jubilation. No handshakes or greetings -- a stoic silence as India's navigation satellite launch mission ended in a failure.