Yet another win for ISRO, launches its 38th flight PSLV-C36 from Sriharikota

In this flight, the 'XL' version of PSLV with six solid strap-on motors was used.

In what was yet another feather in the The Indian Space Research Organisation’s  (ISRO) cap, it launched its 38th flight, PSLV-C36 carrying Resourcesat-2A successfully from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota on Wednesday.

PSLV-C36 was launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

The satellite is supposed to continue the remote sensing data services to global users. It will carry similar data and information as Resourcesat-1 and Resourcesat-2.

“PSLV is the ISRO’s versatile launch vehicle for launching multiple satellites in polar SSOs, Low Earth Orbits (LEO) as well as Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and sub GTO. With 36 successful launches, PSLV has emerged as the workhorse launch vehicle of ISRO and is offered for launching satellites for international customers,” ISRO said in a statement.’

The satellite was launched after a 36 hour countdown which began 10:25pm on Monday.

PSLV had launched 121 satellites which included 79 satellites from abroad and 42 Indian satellites during the period of 1994 and 2016.