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PTI Bengalu
Updated: 26-11-2018 21:30 IST

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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