The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its PSLV C36 2A from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
The satellite is intended to continue the remote sensing data services to global users.
PSLV is the ISRO's versatile launch vehicle for launching multiple satellites in polar SSOs, Low Earth Orbits (LEO) as well as Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and sub GTO. With 36 successful launches, PSLV has emerged as the workhorse launch vehicle of ISRO and is offered for launching satellites for international customers. During 1994-2016 period, PSLV has launched a total of 121 satellites, of which 79 satellites are from abroad and 42 are Indian satellites. In this flight, the 'XL' version of PSLV with six solid strap-on motors was used.