ISRO successfully launched record 20 satellites in a single mission

ISRO successfully launched record 20 satellites in a single mission

ISRO successfully launched record 20 satellites in a single mission

Indian Space Research Organisation made a victory milestone by successfully launched 20 satellites in a single mission including Two Indian Universities Student Satellites and Four Foreign Countries.

Launching Vehicle: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-34

Orbit: Polar Sun Synchronous Orbit

Satellites:

Earth Observation Satellite:  Cartosat 2

Four Foreign Satellites19 Satellites -US, Canada, Germany and Indonesia

Two Student Satellites:

  • Chennai’s Sathyabama University – Sathyabamasat
  • College of Engineering, Pune – Swayam

Launching Station: Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota

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About Cartosat 2 Satellite

Weight: 725.5 Kg

Purpose: Earth observation

Features of the Satellite:

  • Imagery sent by the satellite will be utilised for mapping, urban & rural applications, coastal land use & regulation and road networking
  • The launching of 20 satellites under one Vehicle with minimum costs

Announcement by Indian Space Agency:

Accord opportunity to the Industry and Academia to build satellites for specific purpose

Future Programmes:

  • The space agency is working with the industry to increase the number of launches to 12 to 18 a year
  • The agency is working on second vehicle assembly building at the Shriharikota Lauching Station
  • Launching the SAARC satellite during December 2016 to March 2017
  • Working towards miniaturization of spacecraft and satellites

Satellites are

  1. CARTOSAT -2 – INDIA
  2. 12 DOVE SATELLITES – USA
  3. GHGSat-D – CANADA
  4.  SkySat Gen2-1 – USA
  5. M3MSat – CANADA
  6. BIROS – GERMANY
  7. LAPAN-A3 – INDONESIA
  8. SWAYAM – College of Engineering, Pune, India
  9. SATHYABAMA SAT – Sathyabama University

Appreciations:

President appreciated the Indian Space Research Organisation for the victory milestone and messaged to ISRO Chairman that images received from the Cartosat 2 satellite will be useful for mapping, cartographic applications, Land Information System and Geographical Information System

Prime Minister congratulated the ISRO for their contribution in Science and Technology. Appreciated the work towards expertise and capability to help other countries in the Space programme.