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ISRO launches its Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-06) and eight nano-satellites into space

On Saturday, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched its latest mission by launching the Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-06) and eight nano-satellites into space.

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Bengaluru: On Saturday, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched its latest mission by launching the Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-06) and eight nano-satellites into space. The countdown, which lasted for more than 24 hours, started on Friday. While it is the 56th flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), this is the final mission for the year for the PSLV-C54 rocket. One of the ISRO’s most reliable rockets is the PSLV.

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The rocket’s primary payload was an OceanSat-3, also known as the Earth Observation Satellite.

A diplomatic satellite, Nano Satellite-2 for Bhutan (INS-2B), a hyperspectral satellite, Anand for Bengaluru-based tech start-up Pixxel, Thybolt-1 and Thybolt-2 from Dhruva Space, and four satellites for US-based Spaceflight are among the eight nano-satellites that are a part of the mission,

The mission objective is said to be to ensure the data continuity of ocean colour and wind vector data to sustain operational applications.

The Earth Observation Satellite-6 is the third-generation OceanSat satellite, designed specifically for ocean research.

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The latest launch occurs about a week after Vikram-S, which marked the entrance of the private sector into the space industry. The inauguration was hailed as “historic” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who also praised India’s youth for their enormous skill in making the most of the historic space sector reforms that took effect in June 2020.

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