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ISRO launches Indian earth-mapping and 30 other satellites from Sriharikota: All you need to know

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 29 Nov 2018, 03:12:41 PM
The satellite will carry along 29 co-passenger satellites, including 23 from the US (Photo: File)

New Delhi:

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the PSLV-C43/HysIS mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Thursday. The satellite is carrying 29 co-passenger satellites, including 23 from the US.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan had said that the countdown for the launch of the prestigious HysIS satellite is running smooth. Talking to the media on Wednesday Sivan had said, “HysIS is the country’s first-ever innovative satellite that shall provide hyperspectral imaging for advanced earth observation which will be an added advantage in watching over from space varied sectors like defence, agriculture and mineral exploration.


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HysIS satellite launch: All you need to know

  1. HysIS will be launched at an altitude of 636 km from the Earth’s surface, and the probe will be set into a sun-synchronous orbit, where the probe will be at the same position relative to the Sun and maintain its revolutions with that of the Earth. 
  2. HysIS is short for Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite, and the objective of the probe is to provide observations within the visible, near infrared and shortwave infrared bands of the electromagnetic spectrum. 
  3. The PSLV launcher has a total length of 39.4m and consists of a four-stage rocket, that has alternating solid and liquid stages. PSLV-C43 is a core-alone version of the launch vehicle, and the lightest one in operation.
  4. PSLV is ISRO's third generation launch vehicle. It can carry up to 1,750 kg of payload into polar SSO of 600 km altitude.
  5. The co-passengers of HysIS include one Micro and 29 Nanosatellites from eight different countries.

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First Published : 29 Nov 2018, 09:19:47 AM