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Dec 17, 2020
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PSLV-C50 successfully launches CMS-01 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre
India’s communication satellite CMS-01 was successfully launched by
PSLV-C50 on Wednesday December 17, 2020 from the Satish Dhawan Space
Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.
PSLV-C50 lifted off from the Second Launch Pad of SDSC SHAR at 15:41
hours (IST) carrying CMS-01. After a flight of about 20 minutes 12
seconds, the vehicle injected the satellite into its intended orbit as
After injection, the solar panels of CMS-01 were automatically deployed
and ISRO’s Master Control Facility at Hassan has assumed the control of
the satellite. In the coming days, orbit raising manoeuvers will be
executed to position the satellite in the Geostationary Orbit at its
PSLV-C50 is the 52nd flight of PSLV and 22nd flight of PSLV in 'XL'
configuration (with 6 strap-on motors). This was the 77th launch vehicle
mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.