Sriharikota: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch a new radar imaging satellite ‘Risat-2BR1’ from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on May 22.
With an effort to monitor terror activities across the international borders, ‘Risat-2BR1’will work as an ‘eye in the sky’ from an altitude of 536 km screening the border areas 24×7.
The launch of this satellite will be a massive success for Indian defence forces in keeping an eye on infiltrators. This satellite will also maintain a strong vigilance on the activities of jihadi terror camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as well as militant movements in the Northeast region of India.
According to ISRO, Risat-2BR1 is more advanced than the previous ‘Risat’ satellite with enhanced surveillance and imaging capabilities. Risat’s synthetic aperture radar (SAR) possesses day-night and all-weather monitoring capability. The SAR can even penetrate clouds and zoom up to a resolution of 1 metre.
The images provided by the Risat-series satellites were used to plan the surgical strike in 2016 and the air strike on JeM camps in Pakistan’s Balakot this year.