The ISRO PSLV C-46 RISAT 2B launch is scheduled on 22 May 2019 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota at 5:27 hours, said ISRO via a statement on its website. Furthermore, in order to give eager fans a more personalized experience of the rocket launch, ISRO has made provisions for public to view the launch from the recently opened launch view gallery at SDSC, SHAR, Sriharikota.
Online registrations to watch thebISRO PSLV C-46 RISAT 2B launch live from the viewers gallery will begin 5 days before the launch, which amounts to 17th or 18th of May. While the last time only 1200 viwewers were able to watch the PSLV-C45 launch, this time nearly 5000 visitors may be able to do so.
The launch view gallery has a clear line of sight to two launch pads along with large screens placed to explain the launcher and satellite features. “1200 people watched and enjoyed today’s PSLVC-45 launch from the new viewers’ gallery at Sriharikota. Next time we will have 5000 people watching the launch,” Dr K Sivan, Chairman, ISRO, had said last month.
How to Register Online to Watch the ISRO PSLV C-46 RISAT 2B Launch Live?
Interested viewers need to go to the dedicated website, on which a link will be provided this week to register to watch the PSLV-C46 mission from the launch view gallery. Viewers will be required to provide a government recognized photo ID and the number of people wishing to witness the facility. The nearest railway station is Sullurpeta, which is 18 Km away from Sriharikota, and limited public or private transport is available from Sullurpeta to Sriharikota.
ISRO PSLV C-46 RISAT 2B: All You Need to Know
The PSLV-C46 mission, which will be the 72nd launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota and 36th launch from the First Launch pad, is the 14th flight of PSLV in ‘core-alone’ configuration, which means without the use of solid strap-on motors.
RISAT-2B, which is a Radar imaging earth observation satellite, will be placed into an orbit of 555 km at an inclination of 37 degree, says ISRO. The satellite possesses day and night as well as all-weather monitoring capability, thus helping in providing the country with real-time information 24 into 7.