ISRO launches PSLV-C54 rocket carrying earth observation satellite Oceansat & 8 nanosatellites
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The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched PSLV C 54 and eight nanosatellites, into space from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota on 26 November.
This is the 56th flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle of ISRO and 24th flight of the extended PSLV-XL version.
The mission payloads including Oceansat (PSLV C 54) and eight other nanosatellites have separated in the specified two hours in two different sun-synchronous orbits.
Specific data from the satellite will be used by the Government departments.
Mission Director S.R.Biju said PSLV rockets are the workhorses of ISRO.
the payloads are indigenous and will provide crucial Data including maritime security and detection of cyclones in potential zones.
The customer payloads are ISRO Nano Satellite-2 for Bhutan (INS-2B), Anand, four satellites of Astrocast, and two satellites of Thybolt.
The mission objective is to ensure data continuity of ocean color and wind vector data to sustain the operational applications.
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