Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the country’s space agency just got another feather in the cap. On Sunday, September 16, it successfully sent two foreign satellites into space. The two earth observation satellites were launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The two satellites from UK, NovaSAR and S1-4 were launched by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C42. Both satellites were injected into 583 km Sun Synchronous Orbit.
NovaSAR will be used for forestry mapping, land use and ice cover monitoring, flood and disaster monitoring and maritime missions while the S1-4 will be used for surveying resources, environment monitoring, urban management and disaster monitoring.
Congratulations to our space scientists! ISRO successfully launched PSLV C42, putting two UK satellites in orbit, demonstrating India’s prowess in the competitive space business. @isro
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 16, 2018
ISRO has launched 239 foreign satellites till date. In the next six months, it’ll have another 18 space missions.