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ISRO's PSLV-C48 successfully launches

A successful launch
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A successful launch

ISRO's workhorse rocket PSLV-C48, carrying the radar imaging earth satellite RISAT-2BR1 and some foreign satellites, successfully blasted off from Sroharikota.

The 44.4 metre tall rocket lifted off the launch pad with clear skies in the background at 3.25 PM.

Take off at 3.25PM
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Take off at 3.25PM

The countdown for the launch of PSLC-C48 mission began yesterday evening, as the rocket will be launched today at 3.25PM.

"The countdown for the launch of #PSLVC48/#RISAT2BR1 mission commenced today at 1640 Hrs (IST) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota," ISRO said in a tweet.

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A hallmark mission
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A hallmark mission

This mission is a very important one, as it marks the 50th launch of PSLV and the 75th launch from Sriharikota.

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A prayer for goodluck
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A prayer for goodluck

ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan also paid his respects at the revered Tirupati Balaji temple yesterday morning before today's launch.

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Spy satellite
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Spy satellite

The PSLV rocket is expected to blast off with RISAT-2BR1. It is a sharp-eyes surveillance satellite with synthetic aperture radar. ISRO is planning to launch the satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

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Global mission
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Global mission

Piggybacking on the 615kg RISAT-2BR1 will be four foreign satellites which India will be carrying for a fee. There are 9 customer satellites, which includes one from Israel, one from Italy, one from Japan, and six from the US.

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