Jagran Josh Logo

ISRO's PSLV-C20 Rocket Successfully Launched SARAL and Six Other Satellites


Author :Akanksha Sharma

Top Picks :  Science | Technology, 2013 Current Affairs, February 2013 Current Affairs

PSLV-C20Six foreign micro and mini spacecrafts as well as the Indo-French oceanographic study satellite, SARAL (Satellite for Argos-3 and Altika) were launched successfully by ISRO's PSLV-C20 rocket on 25 February 2013 from the spaceport at Sriharikota.

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) of Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) flew from first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre and was successfully put into the orbit. The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee witnessed this launch from mission control centre at Sriharikota.

Satellites launched by PSLV-C20 rocket

• 410-kg SARAL with payloads - Argos and Altika
• Two micro-satellites UniBRITE and BRITE from Austria
• AAUSAT3 from Denmark
• STRaND from United Kingdom
• Micro-satellite (NEOSSat)
• Mini-satellite (SAPPHIRE) from Canada

These seven satellites were launched successfully by PSLV which depicted its versatility and recorded 22nd successful flight consecutive. ISRO also has plans to launch the Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle that has indigenous cryogenic engine, along with the India’s mission to Mars, both of which are scheduled for 2013.

SARAL, the unique satellite

• SARAL is said to be a very unique satellite which serves the research community.
• This satellite will assist the researchers in oceanographic studies.
• SARAL will study the sea surface heights and ocean currents.
• ARGOS-2 will help in collecting the data, while Altikameter will be responsible for measuring the height of sea surface.
• SARAL will also assist researchers in studying about the climatic developments.
• Its practical applications include study of migration of the marine animals, continental ice studies, protection of biodiversity and coastal erosion.

Is this article important for exams ?   Yes92 People Agreed

Read more Current Affairs on: PSLV, ISRO, SARAL, C20 Rocket
Post Comment
5 Comment

shalom john,

i wish that you help me to find out defense service i want to serve my mother land and i completed my MBA+PGDM so please help me out .

Prakash yadav,

acyually i had dream to join indian army bt i have to write 2nd puc supplementary exam so what should i do now


done b.tec in mechanical stream ....now wanna apply for indian navy which brach suits me best?


Dear Sir Pls advise how to apply for my nephew who is 18+ and had just passed 12 from NIOS with English / accountancy as subject.

Rahul solanki,

Sir I m passed by arts subject so can I apply for navy because I wanna go in navy please inform me then I applying

Stay Connected

Subscribe Newsletter

Straight To Your Inbox
LikeJagranjosh on Facebook!

Register to get FREE updates

Please Select Your Interest
By clicking on Submit button, you agree to our terms of use
Newsletter Signup
Follow us on