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The launch of PSLV–C37/CARTOSAT – 2 Series Satellite

Watch Live | ISRO creates history, breaks world record by successfully launching 104 satellites at one go on PSLV-C37 India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty ninth flight (PSLV-C37), will launch the 714 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 103 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 664 kg at lift-off into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). PSLV-C37 will be launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. It will be the sixteenth flight of PSLV in 'XL' configuration (with the use of solid strap-on motors).   The co-passenger satellites comprise 101 nano satellites, one each from Israel, Kazakhstan, 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 the satellites carried onboard PSLV-C37 is about 1378 kg.   PSLV-C37 also carries two ISRO Nan


Cartosat -2 Series Satellite The Cartosat-2 series satellite is the primary satellite carried by PSLV-C37. This satellite is similar to the earlier four satellites of the Cartosat-2 series. After its injection into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit by PSLV-C37, the satellite was brought to operational configuration following which it began providing regular remote sensing services using its Panchromatic and Multi-spectral cameras. The imageries from Cartosat-2 series satellite will useful for cartographic applications, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation, utility management like road network monitoring, water distribution, creation of land use maps, change detection to bring out geographical and manmade features and various other Land Information System (LIS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) applications. PSLV-C37/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite was successfully launched on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 9:28 Hrs IST from SDSC SHAR, Sriha

PSLV-C35 Successfully placed all Satellites into their respective Orbits.

The satellites include SCATSAT-1, a satellite for weather studies, IIT-Bombay’s PRATHAM and PISAT from PES University in Bengaluru. PSLV C-35 of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday launched SCATSAT-1, a satellite for weather studies, and seven other satellites into orbit. ISRO said that though it has launched several PSLV rockets in the past, the Monday launch is the first mission of PSLV in which the payloads were launched into two different orbits." About 17 minutes after it lifted off from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre here at 9.10 a.m., PSLV C-35 ejected SCATSAT-1 satellite in the polar sun synchronous orbit at an altitude of 730 km. Besides the 371 kg SCATSAT-1, the other satellites launched were, two satellites designed by Indian educational institutions (PISAT and PRATHAM), three commercial payloads for Algeria (ALSAT-1B, 2B and 1N) and one each for Canada (NLS-19) and the United States (Pathfinder-1). SCATSAT-1 with a li

ISRO's GSLV-F05 carrying advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR lifts off from Sriharikota

GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR GSLV-F05 GSLV-F05 is the tenth flight of India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), launching INSAT-3DR, an advanced weather satellite, weighing 2211 kg into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). GSLV is designed to inject 2 - 2.5 Tonne class of satellites into GTO. The launch took place from the Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota on September 08, 2016. GSLV-F05 flight is significant since it is the first operational flight of GSLV carrying Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS). The indigenously developed CUS was carried on-board for the fourth time during a GSLV flight in the GSLV-F05 flight. GSLV-F05 vehicle is configured with all its three stages including the CUS similar to the ones successfully flown during the previous GSLV-D5 and D6 missions in January 2014 and August 2015. GSLV-D5 and D6 successfully placed GSAT-14 and GSAT-6 satellites carried on-board in the intended GTOs accurately.

PSLV-C34 Successfully Launches 20 Satellites in a Single Flight

Congratulations ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation, launches record  ‪ ISRO  20 satellites in one shot. Proud moment and Great effort by ISRO team. In its thirty sixth flight (PSLV-C34), ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 19 co-passenger satellites today morning (June 22, 2016) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty fifth consecutively successful mission of PSLV and the fourteenth in its 'XL' configuration.  The total weight of all the 20 satellites carried on-board PSLV-C34 was 1288 kg. After PSLV-C34 lift-off at 0926 hrs (9:26 am) IST from the Second Launch Pad with the ignition of the first stage, the subsequent important flight events, namely, strap-on ignitions and separations, first stage separation, second stage ignition, heat-shield separation, second stage separation, third stage ignition and separation, fourth stage ignition and cut-of

India’s Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD), Successfully Flight Tested

Today, May 23, 2016 ISRO successfully flight tested India’s first winged body aerospace vehicle operating in hypersonic flight regime.     In this experimental mission, the HS9 solid rocket booster carrying RLV-TD lifted off from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota at 07:00hr IST.  After a successful flight of 91.1second, HS9 burn out occurred, following which both HS9 and RLV-TD mounted on its top coasted to a height of about 56 km. At that height, RLV-TD separated from HS9 booster and further ascended to a height of about 65km.  From that peak altitude of 65 km, RLV-TD began its descent followed by atmospheric re-entry at around Mach 5 (five times the speed of sound). The vehicle’s Navigation, Guidance and Control system accurately steered the vehicle during this phase for safe descent. After successfully surviving a high temperatures of re-entry with the help of its Thermal Protection System (TPS), RLV-TD successfully glided down to the de

PSLV C31/IRNSS 1E Launch Update: PSLV-C31 Successfully Launches IRNSS-1E into the orbit.


ISRO eyes a global role in satellite navigation

Four of the seven IRNSS satellites are in orbit The Indian Space Research Organisation has unveiled plans to gradually make its regional satellite navigation system global — akin to powerful position-telling systems such as the U.S.’ GPS and the Russian GLONASS. ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said four of the seven Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) satellites are in orbit and the last three spacecraft would be added in orbit by March 2016. The IRNSS would provide self-reliance in the strategically important area of position-related information, he said at a users’ conference on global navigation satellite systems on Thursday. The focus now was on completing the regional constellation and extending it to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation countries. “After that we will look at taking it gradually over the entire globe, may be in less than a decade. It could be done by adding a set of regional satellites over adjoining countries. We are working t

ప్రజ్వలించిన పరిశోధన

కక్ష్యలోకి ఆస్ట్రోశాట్‌  నమ్మకం వమ్ము చేయని పీఎస్‌ఎల్‌వీ  మరో ఆరు విదేశీ ఉపగ్రహాలనూ కక్ష్యలోకి చేర్చిన రాకెట్‌  విశ్వంపై పరిశోధనలకు వీలు  శ్రీహరికోట : అంతరిక్ష రంగంలో భారత్‌ మరోసారి వెలుగులీనింది. నక్షత్రాలు, ఖగోళశాస్త్ర పరిశోధనల కోసం తొలిసారిగా ఆస్ట్రోశాట్‌ ఉపగ్రహాన్ని విజయవంతంగా రోదసిలోకి పంపింది. ఈ ఘనత సాధించిన అతికొద్ది దేశాల సరసన సగర్వంగా చేరింది. భారత అంతరిక్ష పరిశోధన సంస్థ (ఇస్రో)కు అచ్చొచ్చిన పీఎస్‌ఎల్‌వీ రాకెట్‌ ద్వారానే ఈ విజయయాత్ర సాగింది. దీంతోపాటు విదేశాలకు చెందిన మరో ఆరు ఉపగ్రహాలను కూడా గురి తప్పకుండా నిర్దిష్ట కక్ష్యల్లోకి ఈ వాహకనౌక ప్రవేశపెట్టింది. తొలిసారిగా అమెరికాకు చెందిన ఉపగ్రహాలను ఇస్రో ప్రయోగించడం విశేషం. నెల్లూరు జిల్లాలోని సతీశ్‌ ధవన్‌ అంతరిక్ష కేంద్రం షార్‌ ఇందుకు వేదికగా నిలిచింది.  తాజా ప్రయోగం కోసం శనివారం ఉదయం 8.00 గంటలకు ప్రారంభమైన 50 గంటల కౌంట్‌డౌన్‌ ప్రక్రియ సోమవారం ఉదయం 10.00 గంటలకు ముగిసింది. ఆ వెంటనే పీఎస్‌ఎల్‌వీ-సి30 రాకెట్‌లో మొదటి దశ ప్రజ్వలించింది. ఆస్ట్రోశాట్‌తోపాటు విదేశాలకు చెందిన మరో ఆరు ఉపగ్రహాలను మోసుకుంటూ రాకెట్‌ నింగిలోకి దూసు

PSLV Successfully Launches India’s Multi Wavelength Space Observatory ASTROSAT

In its thirty first flight ( PSLV-C30 ) conducted today (September 28, 2015), India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched  ASTROSAT , the country's Multi Wavelength Space Observatory along with six foreign customer satellites into a   644.6 X 651.5 km orbit inclined at an angle of 6 deg to the equator.  The achieved orbit is very close to the intended one.   This was the thirtieth consecutive success for PSLV. PSLV was launched today in its heaviest ‘XL’ version with six strap-on motors of the first stage. The launch took place from the First Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota, the spaceport of India. The 320 tonne, 45 m tall PSLV-C30 carrying  seven satellites including the 1513 kg ASTROSAT, lifted off at 10:00 Hrs IST. About twenty two minutes after lift-off, ASTROSAT was successfully placed in orbit and separated from the fourth stage of PSLV-C30.  The separation of all the six co-passenger satellites