ISRO Launch 31 Satellites with PSLV Rocket (Download PDF)

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successful launched the Cartosat-2 series and 30 co-passenger satellites of other countries by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The weight of the Cartosat-2 series is 712 kg.

  • In 30 co-passenger satellites 29 satellites are of foreign and one is Indian.
  • 29 satellites were belongs to 14 different countries and they are: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, and the US.
  • The total weight of 30 satellites was 243kg, and including cartosat with about 955 kg weights.

What is PSLV

  • Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, commonly abbreviated as PSLV, is an launch system developed and operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
  • It was developed to allow India to launch its Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites into Sun-synchronous orbits, a service that was, until the advent of the PSLV, commercially available only from Russia. PSLV can also launch small size satellites into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).
  • During 1994 - 2016 periods, PSLV has launched a total of 121 satellites, of which 79 satellites are from abroad and 42 are Indian satellites.
  • In the year 2015 alone India successfully launched 17 foreign satellites belonging to Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, United Kingdom and United States.
Image of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

Image of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

Image of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

About ISRO

  • ISRO is the space agency of the government of India headquartered in the city of Bengaluru.
  • ISRO superseded the erstwhile India National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR).
  • The prime objective of ISRO is to develop space technology and its application to various national tasks.
  • Organisation Structure of ISRO is as below:
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Image of Organisation Structure of ISRO

Image of Organisation Structure of ISRO

- Published/Last Modified on: July 4, 2017

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