ISRO sets record, launches 20 satellites in single mission

India launched Cartosat-2C, an Earth observation satellite which will provide India’s military with high-resolution optical imagery, and 19 satellites

GN Bureau | June 22, 2016


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PSLV-C34
PSLV-C34

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched a record 20 satellites including its earth observation Cartosat-2 series in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C34) was launched from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

The primary payload for the launch was Cartosat-2C, an Earth observation satellite which will provide India’s military with high-resolution optical imagery. It is the fifth spacecraft in the Cartosat series and the third dedicated to military reconnaissance.

Cartosat-2C follows the Cartosat-2A and 2B military satellites launched in 2008 and 2010 respectively.
This was India’s fourth orbital launch of the year.

Of the 19 satellites, 12 are earth imaging "Dove satellites" of USA and another American satellite. The rest are from Canada (two) and one each from Germany and Indonesia.

India’s own two academic satellites, Sathyabamasat and Swayam spacecraft were carried for Sathyabama University and the Pune College of Engineering respectively.

With a total payload mass of 1288 kg, the launch targeted a circular sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 505 kilometres and an inclination of 97.48 degrees.

 

Earlier this year, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite, IRNSS-1G, went into geosynchronous transfer orbit on April 28 and by May 3 and has taken up its position in the geostationary orbit at 129.5 degree east.

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