India launches new satellite to observe Earth

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched a new satellite yesterday –  Radar Imaging Satellite-2B (RISAT-2B) satellite took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota and will be the third satellite to join India’s RISAT satellites already in space.

The RISAT satellites will observe earth and India’s weather patterns, a first of its kind for the country. India also plans on launching a new series of satellites in the future, for other task such agriculture conservation and telecommunications. The satellites will also help in disaster relief efforts.

 

Source: www.space.com

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