India launches Cartosat 2 Series satellite, 29 others


India on Friday deployed a remote sensing Cartosat and 30 other satellites, including 28 from six countries, into the Earth's orbit after a copybook launch of a polar rocket from its spaceport here in Andhra Pradesh.

During the last PSLV launch we had problems, today what has happened proves that the problem was properly addressed and rectified.

On Friday, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or PSLV-C40, launched successfully from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh altogether carried 31 satellites, some of which belonged to Canada, Finland, France, Korea, the United Kingdom and the USA - which have used India's space infrastructure and expertise to power their space dreams.

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Microsatellite (India): This is a 100 kg class satellite meant for technology demonstration and the fore runner for future satellites of this series.

In the video, the PSLV-C40 is seen placing the Cartosat-2 series satellite into sun-synchronous orbit. So far Cartosat performance is satisfactory, ” he said at the mission control room.

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Todays mission marked a milestone in ISROs annals with a micro satellite, among the three Indian spacecraft launched, becoming the 100th to roll out through ISRO Satellite Centre Complex (ISAC). Shar director Kunhi Krishnan said the success was a tribute to the outgoing chairman A.S. Kirankumar and a welcome to chairman-designate Dr K. Sivan.

The satellites were launched in two orbits, 30 of them at 550 kilometers from the earth and the remaining at 359 kilometers.

Worldwide customer satellites are three micro and 25 nano-satellites from six countries - Canada, Finland, France, Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

India's space agency has steadily increased its satellite count and even taken to launching foreign satellites.

The next mission of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark II was being assembled and is scheduled to be launched next month, Kumar added.