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ISRO PSLV C15 Launch Successful from Sriharikota

by KS Kumar

in Science

ISRO, the Space Agency of India successfully launched the PSLV or Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket which went into the orbit five satellites like the enhanced cartography satellite named Cartosat-2B. K. Radhakrishnan, the ISRO Chairman reported that he is extremely happy and satisfied to say that PSLV C15 is a successful flight and all the satellites were precisely injected.grey ISRO  PSLV C15 Launch Successful from Sriharikota

Apart from the primary cargo, the Cartosat 2B which weighed about 694 kilograms, the other satellites which rocket put into the orbit include Algerian Alsat 2A, the remote sensing satellite, 2 nano satellites like NLS 6.1 AISSAT 1 which weighs 6.5 kilograms and was made by the University of Toronto and the one kilogram NLS 6.2 TISAT that was built by Switzerland’s University of Applied Sciences as well as the STUDSAT, the pico satellite that weighs less than a kilogram and is built by the students of different engineering colleges in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

The 230 tonnes PSLV which stands 44 metres soared towards heavens from spaceport about 80 kilometers from Chennai in the north direction. The 5 satellites together have a weight of about 819 kilograms.

Approximately twenty minutes after the take off, the rocket released Cartosat 2B which was then followed by Alsat 2A and three smaller satellites- Switzerland and Canada, and the pico satellite made by seven institutes’s engineering students.

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