ISRO successfully launches Remote Sensing Satellite
On 7 December 2016 morning ISRO successfully launched the 1235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.
It was launched by PSLV-C36 Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. Like its predecessors RESOURCESAT-1 and 2, RESOURCESAT-2A has a unique 3-Tier imaging system with Advanced Wide Field Sensor (AWiFS), Linear Imaging Self Scanner-3 (LISS-3) and Linear Imaging Self Scanner-4 (LISS-4) cameras.
The data sent by RESOURCESAT-2A will be useful for agricultural applications like crop area and crop production estimation, drought monitoring, soil mapping, cropping system analysis, and farm advisories generation. Here is the Resourcesat-2A Separation and Solar Panel Deployment video from the onboard camera.