ISRO launches its smallest rocket SSLV - D2
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Indian Space Research Organization has launched its smallest rocket SSLV-D2 into space from Satish Dhawan Space Center (Sriharikota).
An overview of the news:
ISRO's SSLV-D2 flew into space carrying three satellites with it.
These include ISRO's satellite EOS-07, Chennai-based space startup Spacekidz's satellite Azad SAT-2 and American company Antaris's satellite JANUS -1.
All these three satellites will be placed in circular orbit 450 km apart.
ISRO's smallest new rocket SSLV-D2 works on the technology of launch on demand.
It has the capability to cater to the launch of 500 kg satellites into low earth orbits.
SSLV-D2 is 34 metres in length while 2 metres in width. It can fly with a load of about 120 tonnes.
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO):
It was established on 15 August 1969.
It is the national space agency of India. It launches its space rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
Chairman: S Somnath
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