PSLV-C38 Successfully Launches 31 Satellites in a Single Flight

PSLV-C38 successfully launched the 712 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty ninth consecutively successful mission of PSLV.

About the launch

  • One of the 30 satellites carried by PSLV-C38 was the 15 kg NIUSAT, a University/Academic Institute satellite from Nurul Islam University, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • The remaining 29 co-passenger satellites carried were international customer satellites from USA (10), United Kingdom (3), Belgium (3),  Italy (3),  Austria (1), Chile (1), Czech Republic (1), Finland (1), France (1), Germany (1), Japan (1), Latvia (1), Lithuania (1) and Slovakia (1).

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

  • It was developed to allow India to launch its Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites into Sun-synchronous orbits.
  • The vehicle successfully launched two spacecraft – Chandrayaan-1 in 2008 and Mars Orbiter Spacecraft in 2013 a notable achievement.
  • The PSLV has four stages using solid and liquid propulsion systems alternately.

Source : The Hindu

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