ISRO launches PSLV-C54 rocket carrying earth observation satellite Oceansat & 8 nanosatellites

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ISRO launches PSLV-C54 rocket

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.

Important facts

  • 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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