Launch of India's RESOURCESAT-2A Earth Observation Satellite.
India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C36 has successfully launched the earth observation satellite RESOURCESAT-2A from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
The satellite will be placed into an 817 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).
According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the "PSLV is the ISRO's versatile launch vehicle for launching multiple satellites in polar SSOs, Low Earth Orbits (LEO) as well as Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and sub GTO. With 36 successful launches, PSLV has emerged as the workhorse launch vehicle of ISRO and is offered for launching satellites for international customers. During 1994-2016 period, PSLV has launched a total of 121 satellites, of which 79 satellites are from abroad and 42 are Indian satellites."