ISRO Successfully Launched PSLV-C28 with 5 UK satellites:
Congratulations India and to the ISRO Team for the successfully launched of PSLV-C28 with five British satellites on last Friday. ISRO (The Indian Space Research Organisation) successfully place into orbit five British satellites with the used of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle’s XL version (PSLV-XL) on Friday night.
PM Narendra Modi already gave a lot of wishes before launch and now after successful launch, he said that ” Congratulations to ISRO team for successful launch of PSLV-C28 with 5 UK satellites is a moment of immense pride & joy for India.”
In 2015, this was the first commercial mission for ISRO which was launched at 9.58 p.m. with the PSLV-XL rocket version, standing 44.4 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonnes, with a one-way ticket rip into the night skies with fierce orange flames at its rear that you can see better in above picture.
It was lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C28) in Sriharikota. Less than 20 minutes later, the rocket placed in the designated orbits three identical DMC3 optical earth observation satellites, an auxiliary earth observation microsatellite (CBNT-1) and one technology demonstrator nanosatellite (De-OrbitSail), built by SSTL.
“An entirely successful launch for a customer. This time a set of the new tool was developed. Five satellites were put into orbit for a customer.” said by A.S. Kiran Kumar, Isro Chairman.
The five satellites added up to 1,440kg as a overall liftoff mass which was more than twice the mass of its last commercial launch of SPOT 7, a French satellite weighing 712kg which was put in orbit by PSLV on June 30, 2014.
According to Isro, the DMC3 constellation, include of three advanced mini-satellites DMC3-1, DMC3-2 and DMC3-3, is designed to address the need for simultaneous high spatial resolution and high temporal resolution optical earth observation.
The DMC constellation satellites which have a mission life of seven years weighs 447kg. CBNT-1 and De-Orbit Sail weigh 91kg and 7kg respectively.
Previously, ISRO launched SSTL’s and SSC’s (Surrey Space Centre) nanosatellite STRAND-1 on February 25, 2013. The other countries which have launched their satellites using ISRO’s launch facilities include Germany, Republic of Korea, Belgium, Indonesia, Argentina, Italy, Israel, Canada, Japan, The Netherlands, Denmark, Turkey, Switzerland, Algeria, Singapore, Luxembourg, France and Austria.
This is the second successful launch by ISRO in 2015 with the previous one being launch navigation satellite IRNSS-1D in March.
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