PSLV-C38 successfully launches Cartosat-2 and 30 other Nano satellites

  • PSLV-C38 successfully launches Cartosat-2 and 30 other Nano satellites
23-06-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

In its 40th flight, India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C38) launched the 712 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passenger satellites at lift-off into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) on Friday.

The other 30 co-passenger satellites together weighted about 243 kg. The total weight of all these satellites carried on-board PSLV-C38 is about 955 kg.

PSLV-C38 was launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota at 9:29 AM. This is the seventeenth flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration.

The co-passenger satellites comprise 29 Nano satellites from 14 countries namely, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, United Kingdom and United States of America as well as one Nano satellite from India, which was made by students of Noorul Islam University in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu.

The 29 International customer Nano satellites were launched as part of the commercial arrangements between Antrix Corporation Limited, a Government of India company under Department of Space (DOS) and the commercial arm of ISRO and the International customers.

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