Historic day for India, ISRO launched 100th Satellite, PSLV-C40

ISRO launched 100th Satellite, PSLV-C40: Indian Space Research Organisation creates history by launching 100th satellite successfully today from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The 100th satellite of ISRO, PSLV-C40 carried a 710-kilo Cartosat-2, surveillance satellite and 30 other satellites in total from countries including India and six other countries.  Attention sweets lovers, World Sweet festival in Hyderabad from 13th January

 

PSLV-C40 Satellite Launch:

M Annadurai, ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) director said “When the last satellite is ejected out it will become the hundredth satellite.The first century we have done”

Around 17 minutes after the lift-off from the launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 9.28am, the rocket injected its main payload- the 710kg weighing Cartosat-2 series, the seventh satellite in the series, into a polar sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of about 510km.

“The propellant filling operation of the fourth stage of PSLV-C40 is under progress,” said an update on ISRO’s website on Thursday morning.

The 31 satellites with a combined weight of 1,323 kg have been integrated with the PSLV-C40 for deploying them in the earth’s lower orbit after liftoff.

Within a span of around seven minutes, the rocket ejected 29 satellites as it maneuvered its way up the altitude to 519km.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “My heartiest congratulations to @isro and its scientists on the successful launch of PSLV today. This success in the New Year will bring benefits of the country’s rapid strides in space technology to our citizens, farmers, fishermen etc.The launch of the 100th satellite by @isro signifies both its glorious achievements and also the bright future of India’s space programme”.

The other 30 satellites include 3 microsatellites and 25 nanosatellites from countries like Canada, Finland, France, Republic of Korea, the UK and the US.Follow us on facebook for more updates

Facts about Indian Space Research Organisation

INCOSPAR (Indian National Committee for Space Research) was initially set up in 1962 and it developed and later changed into ISRO.The first satellite developed by ISRO was Aryabhata in 1975. Read interesting facts about ISRO

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