ISRO to launch a 436 kg electronic intelligence satellite Emisat for DRDO
On 1st of April 2019, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch a 436 kg electronic intelligence satellite Emisat for the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) along with 28 satellites of international customers from the spaceport of Sriharikota. It will also demonstrate its new technologies like three different orbits with a new variant of PSLV rocket ‘PSLV-C45’. Emisat is a satellite based on ISRO’s Indian Mini Satellite -2 (IMS-2) bus platform. It has been developed for monitoring radar network by India and is intended for electromagnetic spectrum measurement. It will be placed in an orbit of about 753 km altitude. The customer payloads are from Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland and the US. They will be hurled into space at an altitude of about 505 km.