Resourcesat-2 launch by end of Feb: ISRO

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which had a recent setback with the failure of Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-FO6) mission carrying its latest communication satellite GSAT-5P, will launch Resourcesat-2, a remote sensing satellite using PSLV C-16 version rocket by end of February 2011, said a top ISRO official.

“We will be launching three satellites in the next three months. They are PSLV C-16, PSLV C-17, and Resourcesat-2 and a series of communication satellites during the next year,” K Radhakrishnan, chairman, ISRO said.

He told reporters on the sidelines of IMTEX 2011 here on Thursday he said the expert committee reports commissioned by ISRO on failures of GSLV on December 25 will be submitted by end of January.

ISRO would be launching ‘Resourcesat-2’, an advanced remote sensing satellite, ‘Youthsat’, a participatory scientific mission with payloads from both Russia and India, and X-sat, Singapore’s first indigenous satellite, onboard the homemade PSLV C-16 during February, March and April.

Resourcesat-2 is meant to replace Resourcesat-1, launched in 2003, to provide data connectivity.

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