Successful Launch of NovaSAR!

 PSLV C42 launch of NovaSAR-1 and SSTL S1-4, 16 September 2018. Credit ISRO/Antrix

PSLV C42 launch of NovaSAR-1 and SSTL S1-4, 16 September 2018. Credit ISRO/Antrix

NovaSAR was launched in the early hours of Monday, 17 September (AEST) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India, Antrix Corporation – the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO – delivered the new NovaSAR-1 satellite into orbit.

CSIRO has secured access to NovaSAR-1, an new satellite mission developed by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) in the U.K.. NovaSAR will carry an S-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and an Automatic Identification System (AIS) for maritime surveillance, and will be operated by CSIRO as a national research facility in support of Australian research. Read more here https://research.csiro.au/cceo/novasar/.

See the press release from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)