PSLV-C33/IRNSS-1GHome / Activities /
Apr 28, 2016
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The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its
thirty-fifth flight (PSLV-C33), launches IRNSS-1G, the seventh satellite
of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) into a
Sub-Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO). The launch took place from
the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR,
Sriharikota on April 28, 2016. As in the previous six launches of IRNSS
satellites, PSLV-C33 uses ‘XL’ version of PSLV equipped with six
strap-ons, each carrying 12 tons of propellant.
The 'XL' configuration of PSLV is used for the
thirteenth time. Besides launching six IRNSS satellites, PSLV-XL has
also launched many other spacecraft including India’s Mars Orbiter
spacecraft, the multi-wavelength observatory ASTROSAT, Radar Imaging
satellite RISAT-1 and the Communication satellite GSAT-12. This apart,
PSLV-XL has successfully placed five satellites from United Kingdom into
orbit in a single commercial mission.
This is the thirty-fourth consecutively successful
mission of PSLV, repeatedly proving its reliability and versatility.