High quality imageries from Resourcesat-2 presented to PM
New Delhi, May 9, 2011
High quality imageries acquired from India's advanced remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2, launched last month, were presented to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Radhakrishnan.
Dr Radhakrishnan called on Dr Singh along with a team of scientists from various centres and units of ISRO as well as the Department of Space.
Resourcesat-2 was launched by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C16) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on April 20.
The cameras on board the satellite were operated on April 28 and the imageries have been acquired over India and many parts of the globe.
Imageries shown to the Prime Minister covered scenes over Delhi, Bareilly, Surat and Dubai. Imageries acquired by both the LISS-4 camera and AWiFS camera were presented.
According to an ISRO press release, Dr Singh was highly appreciative of the success of the PSLV-C16 mission, which placed Resourcesat-2 as well as Youthsat, an Indo-Russian satellite and X-Sat, a satellite from Singapore, into orbit precisely. He congratulated the entire team for the magnificent performance.
The Prime Minister was also briefed about ISRO’s coming missions. He wished ISRO team success in all its future missions for the coming months.
The Prime Minister was also presented with models of PSLV-C16, Resourcesat-2 and Youthsat, the release added.