ISRO launches 31 satellites along with Cartosat-2

Jan 12, 2018 10:10 IST
ISRO launches 31 satellites along with Cartosat-2

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 12 January 2018 launched 31 satellites along with Cartosat-2 satellite on its 44.4-metre tall Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) rocket. The polar rocket was launched from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

The 320-tonne rocket will place the satellites one-by-one and deploy them into the earth's lower orbit. The entire lift-off process along with the process of placing the satellites in two orbits will take the satellite 2 hours and 21 minutes. It will be the longest flight time of the PSLV C40.

PSLV-C40 successfully placed the Cartosat-2 series satellite into sun synchronous orbit.

31 Satellites launched

• Among 31 satellites, three satellites belong to India and 28 are of six other countries.

• The Indian satellites are 710 kg Cartosat-2 series, a 100 kg micro satellite and a 5 kg nano satellite.

• The 28 other satellites are from Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.

• The 28 international customer satellites were launched as part of the commercial arrangements between ISRO and its commercial arm 'Antrix Corporation Ltd'.

• The total weight of all 31 satellites is 1323 kg.

Cartosat 2 Series Satellite
• The PSLV-C40 rocket carried India's 100th satellite, Cartosat 2, a surveillance satellite.

• It weighs 710 kg and is the heaviest satellite that the PSLV has carried till now.

• The Cartosat-2 satellite launch is a follow-on mission with the primary objective of providing high resolution scene specific spot imageries.

• Cartosat will beam high-quality images for cartographic, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and utility management.

India begins countdown to launch 31 satellites

Is this article important for exams ? Yes16 People Agreed

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK