PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission
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Jan 12, 2018
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India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its forty
second flight (PSLV-C40), successfully launched the 710 kg
Cartosat-2 Series Satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passenger
satellites together weighing about 613 kg at lift-off. PSLV-C40
was launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space
Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.
The co-passenger satellites comprise one
Microsatellite and one Nanosatellite from India as well as 3
Microsatellites and 25 Nanosatellites from six countries, namely,
Canada, Finland, France, Republic of Korea, UK and USA. The total weight
of all the 31 satellites carried onboard PSLV-C40 is about 1323 kg.
The 28 International customer
satellites were launched as part of the commercial
arrangements between Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix), a Government
of India company under Department of Space (DOS), the commercial arm of
ISRO and the International customers.
PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission was
launched on Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 09:29 Hrs (IST).