PSLV successfully launches EOS-01 and nine customer satellites from Sriharikota
Release/PSLV successfully launches EOS-01
Today, India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its fifty first flight
(PSLV-C49), successfully launched EOS-01 along with nine international customer
satellites from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR,
PSLV-C49 lifted-off at 1511 Hrs (IST), after a delay of nine minutes because of
inclement weather conditions observed during countdown. After 15 minutes and 20
seconds, EOS-01 was successfully injected into its orbit. Subsequently, nine
commercial satellites were injected into their intended orbits. After
separation, the two solar arrays of EOS-01 were deployed automatically and the
ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network at Bengaluru assumed control of the
satellite. In the coming days, the satellite will be brought to its final
PSLV-C49 successfully placed all ten satellites precisely into their orbit”
Chairman, ISRO, Dr. K. Sivan declared. He congratulated both the launch vehicle
and satellite teams for rising to the occasion amidst the Covid-19 pandemic
restrictions. Dr. K. Sivan also briefed about the upcoming missions.
EOS-01 is an earth observation satellite, intended for applications in
agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.
The nine customer satellites from Lithuania (1), Luxembourg (4) and USA(4) were
launched under a commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).
PSLV-C49 is the 2nd flight of PSLV in 'DL' configuration (with 2 solid strap-on
motors). Besides being the 51st launch of PSLV, today’s launch was also the 76th
launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.