SRIHARIKOTA: Indian Space Research Organisation launched (ISRO) the country’s newest satellite, EMISAT, from Sriharikota launch station on Monday.The EMISAT was released into its planned slot from the fourth stage or PS4, 17 minutes into the launch.
The PSLV-C45 successfully injected EMISAT into sun-synchronous polar orbit. EMISAT and the 28 other satellites were successfully placed in the orbit, the space agency said.
The mission will mark several firsts to the credit of the space agency as it would manoeuvre satellites in various orbits and orbital experiments including on maritime satellite applications.
Speaking about the mission, former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair said: “PSLV-C45 is a very imp milestone for ISRO. It’s not only going to launch our own satellite but also those from other nations”.
In Monday’s mission, ISRO scientists would place the satellites and payloads in three different orbits, a first for the agency.In February, ISRO launched India’s communication satellite GSAT-31 from the European launch service provider Ariane from French Guiana.
According to ISRO, this is the first time it has been envisaged to provide a micro-gravity environment for research organisations and academic institutes to perform experiments.
According to ISRO, this is the first time it has been envisaged to provide a micro-gravity environment for research organisations and academic institutes to perform experiments. For the first time, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) invited common people to view the launch.