The PSLV carries 31 satellites in total from countries including India and six other countries. ISRO Satellite Launch and Among is the satellites that the ISRO’s PSLV is carrying is India’s 100th satellite, Cartosat .
Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Friday successfully launch a Cartosat-2 series. Weather observation satellite, along with 30 other spacecraft, using its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40). Which lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
“PSLV successfully launches 31 satellites in a single flight. Isro’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 42nd flight successfully launch the 710-kg Cartosat-2 series. Remote sensing satellite, along with 30 co-passenger satellites. Today (January 12, 2018) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota,” Isro said in a statement on Friday.
Also The PSLV-C40 successfully place the Cartosat-2 series satellite in a sun synchronous orbit, Isro added.
Friday’s successful launch comes about four months after Isro’s PSLV-C39 failed following a technical snag involving its heat shield.
Therefore Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulate Isro scientists. For the successful launch, saying the moment signified the country’s “bright future” in its space programme.
“Benefits of India’s success are available to our partners. Though 31 satellites, 28 belonging to 6 other countries carried by today’s launch,” Modi inform.
The PSLV has so far launch 51 Indian satellites and 237 satellites from customers abroad.
“Though Isro is starting 2018 with the successful launch of our Cartosat small satellite. Nanosat and Microsat and 28 customer satellites” A.S. Kiran Kumar, Isro’s outgoing chairman, said after the launch.
Multi-orbit manoeuvre, the micro satellite built by Isro was place in orbit after PSLV-C40 was brought down to 359.5km in a polar sun synchronous orbit. The fourth stage was finally shut off at 2 hours 21 minutes, thus making the mission the longest ever by Isro.