India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C49 carrying the all-weather earth imaging satellite EOS from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) along with nine international satellites was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Saturday afternoon.
The launch was scheduled at 15:02 hours IST today but the mission director authorised the launch of PSLV-C49 at 15:12 hours (3:12 pm) due to bad weather.
The countdown for the launch of the EOS-01 started on 6 November.
The EOS-01 successfully separated from the fourth stage of PSLV-C49 and injected into orbit, the ISRO said.
“India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle in its 51st mission (PSLV-C49) will launch EOS-01 as primary satellite along with nine international customer satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch is tentatively scheduled at 1502 Hrs IST on November 7, 2020, subject to weather conditions,” the space agency said.