ISRO Launches PSLV With 31 Satellites From Sriharikota
Sriharikota: PSLV-C38 is the India’s 40th vehicle carrying 31 satellites including ISROs own Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and one Nano satellite from India. The other 29 satellites are of International customers being arranged by Antrix Corporation, the commercial wing of SHAR.
The 29n co-passenger satellites are Nano satellites from fourteen different countries including USA, UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, Austria, Belgium, etc. See Also: India To Launch 31 Satellites In Friday, Countdown Begins
The total weight of all these satellites in PSLV-C28 would be about 955 kg. This is part of series of successful launches that SHAR has had undertaken. Sriharikota has become of well known Centre for launching satellites belonging to various countries in the world. The Centre has been earning substantial foreign exchange which more than what it spends on its operations. See Also: Opposition Announces Meira Kumar As Presidential Candidate
The beauty of this Launch is one rocket is used to put satellites in different orbits. In normal conditions, each satellite needs one rocket to enter its specific orbit. The scientists at SHAR have modernisedPS-4 engine in PSLV. ISRO chairman AS Kiran Kumar arrived here on Thursday to personally monitor the launch.
Earlier the chairman and scientists went to Tirumala with the specimen of the rocket to place it at the feet of Lord Balaji and worship. See Also: Chiru + Pawan, Will There Be Last Minute Twist?
Tweets from famous politicians:
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
ISRO have made us all proud once again with the 40th successful flight for PSLV. Yet another milestone achieved. Congratulations team @isro.
— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) June 23, 2017
— YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (@ysjagan) June 23, 2017
Our @isro scientists bring glory to India with every successful space mission. Congratulations to them on launching 31 satellites at one go.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) June 23, 2017