Sriharikota which is located in Andhra Pradesh got more fame because of its satellite station, and recently ISRO in sriharikota won the Prestigious Space Pioneer awards. ISRO has been gaining lot of attention and several countries are looking forward to work with the Indian space agency.
Heavier Commercial Mission Is Now Going To Be Launched On July 10th In Sriharikota by ISRO
Indian’s are also taking a step forward in every aspect and one among them on this july 10th the heavier ever commercial mission is all set in Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO). An ISRO official said on sunday that the Indian Space Agency along with Antrix-Its commercial arm, will be launching five British Satellites that will be carried by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle(PSLV). The five satellites will weigh nearly 1440 Kg and this will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre(SDSC) in Sriharikota.
In which three DMC3 optical Earth observationthat are identical of PSLV-C28 and build by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited,UK will be launched on this friday.Three identical DMC3 satellites, 3 m tall, weighing 447 kg each will be launched into a 647 km Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO). ISRO reported that these launches would be made using high-end version of PSLV (PSLV-XL). Also, the four stage PSLV rocket will start its venture around 10 p.m.
Other two auxiliary satellites, CBNT-1, a technology demonstrator Earth observation micro satellite built by SSTL, and De-OrbitSail, a technology demonstrator nano satellite built by Surrey Space Centre, also will be carried by the PSLV rocket from the United Kingdom. CBNT-1 weighs around 91 kg while De-OrbitSail is 7 kg.
ISRO chief Kiran Kumar said that to mount such a heavy weight on the launch vehicle was a big challenge but Indian scientists have successfully completed the task and it will be the heaviest launch mission ever in the history of ISRO. To mount the satellite, scientists designed a circular L-adaptor and a triangular Multiple Satellite Adapter-Version 2 (MSA-V2).
DMC3 consists of three super advanced mini-satellites, DMC3-1, DMC3-2 and DMC3-3. It is designed to address the need for simultaneous high spatial resolution and high temporal resolution optical Earth Observation. With 120-degree phase separation between them, these satellites will be able to monitor any surface on the earth and can help in identifying resources, monitoring disasters, watch urban development, etc.
Launched on June 30, 2014, France’s SPOT 7 satellite was the heaviest single foreign satellite carried by a PSLV until now; it weighed 714 kg.