Today: ISRO Successfully Launches PSLV C35 – 3 Indian and 5 Foreign Satellites :- Indian space agency, ISRO successfully launch the PSLV C35 SCAT SAT – 1 and 7 other satellites on 26th September at 9.12 a.m.
The trend #PSLV is trending on social media website Twitter. People of India are giving thanks to ISRO through this trend on Twitter.
This is the longest PSLV satellite launch mission of ISRO which is slated to carry out for two hours and fifteen minutes or more. Weighting 3.20 ton, this PSLV rocket will take eight satellites of which three belong to India and rest five are from foreign.
The three Indian satellites are Pratham (10kg) which is developed by Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay and Pisat (5.25 kg) which is designed by PES University, Bengaluru and its consortium.
The five satellites from foreign are: three from Algeria (Alsat-1B 103kg, Alsat-2B 117kg, Alsat-1N 7kg), one from Canada (NLS-19, 8kg) and the last one is from the US (Pathfinder-44kg).
ISRO said that PSLV-C35 will be launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre and it will be the 15th flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with the use of solid strap-on motors).
The successful launch of over two-tonne satellite has put India in the elite league of nations able to lift up such heavy satellites in the geostationary orbit. Only five other nations — Russia, Japan, France,US, and China, have the cryogenic engine technology to lift such heavy satellites.
The successful launch of India’s weather observatory has increased the reputation of Indian space agency ISRO in the international satellite launch market worth $300 billion. After the success of missions like Mangalyaan that won the Space Pioneer award 2015 and got featured in Times Magazine, and Chandrayaan, foreign agencies have started seeking help of ISRO for their satellite launches. ISRO has launched 51 foreign satellites till date.
ISRO is developing C-25 engine which will twice powerful than the current version having the capability to lift satellite weighing over 4,000kg.