The NovaSAR and S1-4 earth observation satellites were launched in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota. The PSLV-C42 launch vehicle, which carried both space satellites, blasted off from the first launchpad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre. PSLV-C-42 is the lightest version of the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle). NovaSAR is intended to be used for forest mapping, land use and ice cover monitoring, flood and disaster monitoring. The S1-4 will be used for environment monitoring, urban management, and tackling disasters. The launch comes almost six months after ISRO successfully placed the INRSS-1I navigation satellite in orbit.