India’s space agency ISRO launches ‘cloud-proof’ earth observation spy satellite RISAT-2B
India’s space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today effectively launched an earth observation spy satellite RISAT-2B that can take high resolution pictures of the earth amid day and night, and furthermore under cloudy conditions which will be used for surveillance, agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.
The presentation of all-climate RISAT-2B (Radar Imaging Satellite-2B) would improve the nation’s observation capacities commonly. The satellite is equipped with asynthetic aperture radar that can take pictures in any condition.
“This is a very, very important mission for India. It is an excellent satellite with hi-fi earth observation (capabilities),” ISRO Chairman K Sivan told PTI.
The spy satellite has a life expectancy of five years and would likewise be utilized for military observation. The presentation of a new RISAT series satellite will improve India’s barrier capacities to monitor the cross border activities.
Aside from barrier purposes, the Radar Imaging Satellite would likewise be utilized for surveillance, agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.
The new satellite would supplant the RISAT-2, which was launched in 2009. As of now, India use RISAT-2 satellite to monitor activities in camps over the border in Pakistan to thwart infiltration bids by terrorists. India likewise has high-resolution optical imaging CartoSAT satellites, however it gets blinded by dense cloud cover.
RISAT-2B utilizes X-band synthetic aperture radar that gives expansion subtleties, for example, size of objects on Earth, structures, movement and change.
ISRO plans to launch almost half a dozen all-climate radar imaging Risat satellites in the next one year.
India had launched Risat-2 in 2009 and Risat-1 satellites in 2012, which assisted security and intelligence organizations with planning surgical strike in 2016 on terror launchpads in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir and the Balakot aerial strike in February this year.