India successfully launches Risat-1 satellite

ISRO launches spy satellite

The indigenous satellite will have day and night viewing capability and will be able to see through cloud cover

India successfully launched its all-weather Indigenous Radar Imaging Satellite(Risat-1) from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 5.47 am on Thursday. The spy satellite has the capability to take images of the earth on any condition, including night and cloudy conditions.

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"PSLV-C19 mission is a grand success. This is the 20th successive successful flight of PSLV. India's (indigenously built) first radar imaging satellite was injected precisely into orbit," ISRO chairman K. Radhakrishnan said after the launch.

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