The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 7 December successfully launched its PSLV C36 Resource Sat-2A from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
The satellite is intended to continue the remote sensing data services to global users. It will carry similar payloads as carried by its predecessors Resourcesat-1 and Resourcesat-2.
The PSLV C36 is the 38th flight of ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. It will place the 1235 kilogram Resourcesat-2A into an 817 kilometre polar Sun Synchronous Orbit PSLV which has emerged as the workhorse launch vehicle of ISRO offered for launching satellites for international customers.
Between 1994 and 2016, the PSLV has launched a total of 121 satellites, of which 79 satellites are from abroad and 42 are Indian satellites.