ISRO stamps authority with 20-in-1 mission, becomes success symbol

The Indian rocket lifted off with Cartosat, Google\'s SkySat Gen2-1 and 18 other satellites meant for earth observations.

Published: 22nd June 2016 09:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2016 12:01 PM   |  A+A-


The PSLV-C34 two-day before its launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on Monday. The 48-hour countdown for its launch has started. PTI

CHENNAI: In yet another oomph moment, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has bettered its credibility among the international customers as a most trusted and cost-effective player by placing a record 20 satellites in different orbits in a single mission on board PSLV-C34 on a beautiful Wednesday morning.

ISRO has achieved a perfect score putting country’s earth observation satellite Cartosat, Google company Terra Bellas’s Skysat Gen 2-1 and 18 other satellites in respective orbits along the marked trajectory with great precision.

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The lift-off happened at 9.26 am and it took about 27 minutes for the ISRO to declare the launch successful. ISRO chairman, while congratulating the entire team and foreign customers from Indonesia, Germany, Canada and US who were present in the visitor’s box watching the live action, termed the launch historic. He highlighted that more projects are in pipeline.

Shar director P Kunhikrishnan said ISRO has become a success symbol and this launch demonstrated its capability of handling satellites with multi-orbit challenge.

There were two student satellites amidst that received equal cheers, when they were successfully separated and put into the intended orbit. The 1.5 kg Sathyabamasat from Sathyabama University, which will collect data on greenhouse gases while the 1 kg Swayam satellite from College of Engineering, Pune will provide point-to-point messaging services to the HAM radio community.


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