The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday successfully launched the Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passenger satellite into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR in Sriharikota. The main cargo of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) was India’s Cartosat-2 series satellite that weighs 712 Kg and the total weight of the mission on board PSLV-C38 rocket is about 955 Kg.
The mission also comprised of 30 co-passenger satellites which, include 29 nano-satellites from 14 countries including, the United States of America, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Chile, Finland, Latvia, Slovakia and Lithuania and one nano-satellite from India– NIUSAT that was developed by the researchers at the Nooral Islam University in Tamil Nadu.
The data sent by the Cartosat-2 series satellite will be used for utility management like road network monitoring, water distribution, the creation of land use maps, change detection to bring out geographical and man-made, IANS reported. The satellite will also be used for providing images for disaster management support applications and agricultural crop monitoring.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate ISRO on the successful launch of its satellite. “Congratulations to ISRO on its 40th successful Polar Satellite Launch carrying 31 satellites from 15 countries. You make us proud!,” he wrote in his Tweet.
Congratulations to ISRO on its 40th successful Polar satellite launch carrying 31 satellites from 15 countries. You make us proud!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 23, 2017
Here’s what Twitterati had to say about ISRO’s successful launch:
— Prabhat Kumar (@AanjaneyaP) June 23, 2017
— Afghan Army (@ArmyAFG) June 23, 2017
— Neeraj Mohan (@NeerajMohan10) June 23, 2017
— Thenightswatch (@shwetankrocks) June 23, 2017
— Pravinda Sahu (@pravisah) June 23, 2017
— Ibsen González. (@IbsenJG) June 23, 2017
@isro is going places. Making India proud. Congratulations!!
— Darshan Pathak (@imdarshan90) June 23, 2017
— Bhagya$hree (@sherry28071) June 23, 2017
Namaste ModijeeCongrats ISRO
— Praveen (@praveench2010) June 23, 2017
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