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.

  • Headquarters: Bengaluru

  • Chairman: S Somnath

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