NEW DELHI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched country’s first hyperspectral imaging satellite for advanced Earth observation and 30 other satellites, including 23 from the United States, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Thursday.
HysiS, the Indian satellite, is the best-ever high-resolution Earth imaging satellite to be launched in space by India till date. This 45th flight of the PSLV, also nicknamed ‘Chhota Bheem’, carried along 30 small co-passenger satellites from eight different countries, mostly from the United States.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) holds the record for launching the highest number of satellites in a single mission – 104 -on February 15, 2017. HySIS will be used for a range of applications such as defence, land use, detecting minerals and many more. K Sivan, Chairman of ISRO said in an official statement.