The space agency ISRO from Sriharikota has launched the electronic intelligence satellite EMISAT along with 28 nanosatellites of global customers. With a special mission of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C-45) that has many firsts, India seeks to give birth to a new surveillance satellite through this. This launch has come six days after India test-fired an anti-satellite (ASAT) missile in the Mission Shakti operation. This is going to be the 71st launch vehicle mission for Sriharikota.
ISRO has invited for the first time common people to view the launch. This particular satellite will provide a space-based platform to sniff out enemy radars. Around 28 small satellites of the US, Switzerland, Lithuania and Spain will be carried by this launch which includes 20 Flock-4A satellites and 4 Lemur satellites of the same variety.
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