New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday (December 11) launched its 50th PSLV (PSLV C48) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota.

"#PSLVC48 carrying #RISAT2BR1 & 9 customer satellites successfully lifts off from Sriharikota," ISRO tweeted on Wednesday (December 11). The countdown for the launch of PSLV-C48 mission commenced on Tuesday evening.

Earlier, ISRO chairman K Sivan offered prayers at Tirupati Balaji temple in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday morning before the launch of satellites from PSLV C48.

While speaking to the media, he said that PSLV C48 is a historic achievement by ISRO as this is the 50th launch for PSLV and 75th launch from Sriharikota.

ISRO geared up for the launch of RISAT-2BR1 through PSLV C48, which was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota on December 11.

During the launch, PSLV-C48 carried nine customer satellites including one from Israel, one from Italy, one from Japan and six from the USA as "co-passengers".

In November this year, the space agency launched PSLV-C47 carrying Cartosat-3 and 13 nanosatellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre. Cartosat-3 satellite is a third-generation agile, advanced satellite having high-resolution imaging capability.