India Launches Radar Satellite

Issue: 6 / 2019

India’s largest surveillance satellite so far, the Radar Satellite (RISAT) 2BR1 has been launched successfully on May 22, 2019. The RISAT 2BR1 is the latest addition to the RISAT series of India’s defensive satellites. It is an upgrade over its predecessors and adds to India’s surveillance capabilities. The RISAT family developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) provide all-weather surveillance using synthetic aperture radars. On one side, India will be able to monitor the Indian Ocean for Chinese naval ships more efficiently and, on the other, keep an eye on the Arabian Sea for Pakistani warships. RISAT 2BR1 is first of the five planned military satellites that ISRO has planned for 2019.