PSLV-C43 / HysIS Mission
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Nov 29, 2018
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PSLV-C43 lifted off at 0957 hrs (IST) on November 29, 2018 from the First Launch Pad
(FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota and successfully launched
India’s Hyper spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) and 30 international co-passenger
Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is a four stage launch vehicle with
alternating solid and liquid stages. PSLV-C43 is the Core Alone version of PSLV,
without the six strap-ons.
HysIS, the primary satellite of PSLV-C43 mission, weighing about 380 kg, is an earth
observation satellite configured around ISRO’s Mini Satellite-2 (IMS-2) bus. The
primary goal of HysIS is to study the earth’s surface in the visible, near infrared
and shortwave infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The co-passengers of HysIS include 1 Micro and 29 Nano satellites from 8 different
countries. These satellites have been commercially contracted for launch through
Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of ISRO.