GUWAHATI: The PSLV-C49 carrying India’s latest earth observation satellite EOS-01 and nine other customer satellites lifted off from the spaceport here on Saturday.
It was India’s first rocket launch since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out.
EOS-01 is intended for applications in agriculture, forestry and disaster management support, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
The nine other satellites included four each from the US and Luxembourg and one from Lithuania.
ISRO said it had to delay the launch by some 10 minutes due to debris on the path of the vehicle. The lift-off was originally scheduled for 3.02 pm.
Congratulating ISRO on its achievement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “I congratulate @ISRO and India’s space industry for the successful launch of PSLV-C49/EOS-01 Mission today. In the time of COVID-19, our scientists overcame many constraints to meet the deadline.”