Telemetry command network assumes control of RISAT-2B satellite

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Wednesday said following the successful launch of radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2B, the telemetry tracking and command network has assumed control of the satellite.

In a statement, ISRO said PSLV-C46 successfully injected the satellite, RISAT-2B, into an orbit of 556 km, 15 minutes and 25 seconds after lift-off from the first launch pad.

“After separation, solar arrays of RISAT-2B were deployed automatically and ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) at Bengaluru assumed control of the satellite,” the statement said.

“In the coming days, the satellite will be brought to its final operational configuration,” it added.

ISRO telemetry centre

ISRO chairman K Sivan commended the efforts of the team involved in the realisation of the piggyback payloads that was carried onboard the rocket.

“The two payloads — Vikram processor and low-cost MEMS-based inertial navigation system (INS) – were developed by Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL), Chandigarh, and ISRO Inertial Systems Unit, Thiruvananthapuram, respectively,” he said.

The gallery set up by ISRO at Sriharikota, allowing the public to view the rocket launch in person, witnessed more than 5,000 visitors Wednesday, the statement said.