ISRO is all set to launch its
workhorse rocket PSLV-C43 carrying India's earth observation
satellite HysIS and 30 co-passenger satellites, including 23
from the US, from Sriharikota on November 29.
The space agency said the 45th flight of PSLV will be
launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan
Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.
"HysIS is an earth observation satellite developed by
ISRO. It is the primary satellite of the PSLV-C43 mission.
The satellite will be placed in 636 km polar sun
synchronous orbit (SSO) with an inclination of 97.957 deg. The
mission life of the satellite is 5 years," ISRO said.
According to the space agency, the primary goal of
HysIS is to study the earth's surface in visible, near
infrared and shortwave infrared regions of the electromagnetic
The co-passengers of HysIS include one Micro and 29
Nano satellites from eight different countries, the agency
said, adding, all these satellites will be placed in a 504 km
orbit by PSLV-C43.
The countries comprise United States of America (23
satellites), Australia, Canada, Columbia, Finland, Malaysia,
Netherlands and Spain (one satellite each).
These satellites have been commercially contracted for
launch through Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm
of ISRO, the space agency said.
PSLV is ISRO's third generation launch vehicle. It can
carry upto 1,750 kg of payload into polar SSO of 600 km
Additionally, PSLV has been used to launch planetary
missions and also satellites into Geosynchronous Transfer
Orbit, ISRO said.
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