“Resourcesat-2A” remote sensing satellite has been launched by which launch vehicle?
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched the remote sensing satellite “Resource sat-2A” into orbit by the PSLV C-36 launch vehicle at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Andhra Pradesh. The mission life of Resourcesat-2A is 5 years. The satellite carries two Solid State Recorders with a capacity of 200 Giga Bits each to store the images taken by its cameras which can be read out later to ground stations. These cameras will send clear and specific pictures of areas where exactly the various resources are located at an in depth level. The new satellite Resourcesat-2A is a follow on mission to Resourcesat-1 and 2. The Resourcesat-2A intends to continue the remote sensing data services to global users provided by the earlier two.