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PSLV-C49 successfully launches EOS-01

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  • November 9, 2020
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PSLV-C49 successfully launches EOS-01

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Achievements of Indians; Space

In news

  • India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 51st flight (PSLV-C49), successfully launched EOS-01 along with nine international customer satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota 

Key takeaways 

  • PSLV-C49 is the 2nd flight of PSLV in ‘DL’ configuration (with 2 solid strap-on motors).
  • EOS-01 is an earth observation satellite, intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.
  • The nine customer satellites from Lithuania (1), Luxembourg (4) and USA (4) were launched under a commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).

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