Sriharikota(Andhra Pradesh): ISRO( Indian Space Research Organisation) was successful in the launching of PSLV SCATSAT-1 along with Eight other satellites into the orbit at 9:12 a.m on this Monday morning (Sep 26th,2016) from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota.
PM Modi complimented the Scientists for the successful launch and said “Our space scientists always keep on scripting history. Their innovative zeal has touched the lives of 125 crore Indians and India proud worldwide.”
ISRO Chairman, A.S.Kiran Kumar declared that its launch was a ‘landmark’ in the history of Mission Control Centre in the noon. Adding to this K.Sivan, Director VSSC (Vikram Sarabhai Space Station) via that “the mission was exciting and the longest one. The other landmark mission to be done this year will be the GSLV-MK3 ROCKET. ”
This was PSLV’s (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) or 37th PSLV, longest launch with a record time of 2 hours and 15 minutes. The rocket was re-ignited twice at different orbits during the flight, to place the satellites in their orbits. This was the reason for the record time.
The PLSV rocket fuelled with Solid and Liquid fuel alternatively for its four stages flight in the space. This heavy loaded rocket has pierced into the sky with glowing orange flames to its tail.
The life of SCATSAT-1 is for five years it provides information of the weather through a generation of wind vector products.
The 320 ton and 44.4m height SCATSAT-1(main cargo with 371kg) rocket along with it carried, is a satellite for weather studies which was placed at an altitude of 730 km in the polar sun synchronous orbit. After a two hour travel in the space, the rocket satellites ‘PRATHAM,’ 10kg built by IIT Bombay and ‘PISAT,’ 5.25kg from PES University.
The three Commercial Payloads belonging to Algeria(ALSAT-1B,103kg),( ALSAT-2B,117kg),( ALSAT-1N,7kg) and one each for United States(Pathfinder-1,44kg) and Canada(NLS-19,8kg).
India has again achieved the launch of multiple satellites in a single rocket mission. India is found to be marching towards the 100 milestones for launching foreign satellites from the past. With this launch, this morning India has successfully launched 79 satellites for foreign countries.