ISRO launches 3 satellites in Feb 14th PSLV mission

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) housed the INSPIREsat-1, INS-2TD and the Radar Imaging Satellite EOS-04

February 14, 2022

INSPIREsat-1 is a student satellite developed by the Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology and the University of Colorado.

INS-2TD is a technology demonstrator satellite developed by ISRO and is a small satellite.

Both satellites will help broaden the understanding of the sun's coronal heating processes and ionosphere dynamics.

EOS-04 will take real-time images of the Earth for purposes including agriculture, flood mapping and to ascertain soil moisture levels.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a PSLV-C52 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. The Launch Vehicle housed three small satellites of which INSPIREsat-1, a student satellite developed by the Laboratory of Atmospheric & Space Physics (University of Colorado) and the Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST) as well as the INS-2TD technology demonstrator satellite developed by ISRO are small satellites. The satellites have been designed to better understand the sun’s coronal heating processes and ionosphere dynamics. 

EOS-04, a 1710 kg Radar Imaging Satellite was the third satellite to be launched as part of the mission and has been designed to take high quality images for the purposes of hydrology, agriculture, flood mapping, forestry and plantations as well as to ascertain soil moisture. The satellite is expected to travel along a sun-synchronous polar orbit of 529 km according to ISRO.