Insight : ISRO's Mega Satellite Launch
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Watch this video by LSTV to gain an insight on ISRO's Mega Satellite Launch.
ISRO created history by launching a record 104 satellites and placing them in right orbit precisely in one go. It showcases the low cost innovation capability of ISRO. It also demonstrates the capabilities of ISRO in handling complex space missions professionally and providing world class satellite launching services to various countries and agencies. This remarkable feat by ISRO is yet another proud moment for our space scientific community and the nation.
India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty ninth flight (PSLV-C37), launches Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 103 co-passenger satellites. PSLV-C37 was launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.
The co-passenger satellites comprised of 101 nano satellites, one each from Kazakhstan, Israel, The Netherlands, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and 96 from United States of America (USA), as well as two Nano satellites from India. The total weight of all these satellites carried on-board PSLV-C37 was about 1377 kg. PSLV-C37 also carried two ISRO Nano satellites (INS-1A and INS-1B), as co-passenger satellites.
The 101 International customer Nano satellites were launched as part of the commercial arrangements between Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix), a Government of India company under Department of Space (DOS), the commercial arm of ISRO and the International customers.
PSLV-C37/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite was successfully launched on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 9:28 Hrs IST from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.Add to Favourites