New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successful launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C35. T he PSLV-C35 injected all 8 satellites into orbit successfully. It was a textbook launch and marked another milestone in ISRO’s history.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO and its scientists on successful launch of PSLV-35 and advanced weather satellite SCSAT-1 and 7 other co-passenger satellites. “Moment of immense joy & pride for India. Congratulations to ISRO on successful launch of PSLV-C35/SCATSAT-1 & 7 co-passenger satellites. Our space scientists keep scripting history. Their innovative zeal has touched the lives of 125 crore Indians & made India proud worldwide”, the Prime Minister said.
The MoS Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh also congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on the successful launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C35.
The PSLV, in its 37th flight, PSLV-C35, was launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota this morning, carrying onboard the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 satellite for weather related studies and seven co-passenger satellites together weighing about 304 kg at lift off. The co-passenger satellites were from Algeria, Canada and the USA as well as two satellites from Indian University/Academic Institute. The total weight of all the eight satellites carried onboard PSLV-C35 is about 675 kg.
Of the eight satellites carried by PSLV-C35, SCATSAT-1 is launched into a 730 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) inclined at an angle of 98.1 degree to the equator whereas the two Indian University/Academic Institute satellites and the five satellites from abroad were placed in a 689 km polar orbit of 98.21 degree inclination. This marks the first mission of PSLV in which payloads were launched into two different orbits. The PSLV-C35 also marked the 15th flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with the use of solid strap-on motors).