The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the electronic intelligence satellite EMISAT from Sriharikota launch station. It comes days after India test fired an anti-satellite (ASAT) missile in the Mission Shakti operation. Isro’s PSLV C45 lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre carrying India’s EMISAT and 28 satellites from global customers, including the US.
“The countdown for the launch on the PSLV in its 47th flight commenced at 6.27 am on Sunday. This will be the 71st launch vehicle mission for Sriharikota,”ISRO said.
The EMISAT was released into its planned slot from fourth stage or PSF4 17 minutes into the launch at an orbit 749 km away. The EMISAT satellite is an intelligent satellite. As per statement issued by ISRO the EMISAT is aimed at electromagnet measurement.