What Was ISRO’S 100th Satellite? ISRO Launches 100th Satellite into Space (Download PDF)


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India successfully launched weather observation satellite Cartosat 2 Series and 29 other spacecraft from Sriharikota with the help of PSLV-C40. This launch was 100th launch by ISRO.

Chart of Number of PSLV launches per year

Chart of Number of PSLV Launches Per Year

Chart of Number of PSLV launches per year

What is Cartosat 2 Series Satellite?

  • The Cartosat-2 Series Satellite is the primary satellite carried by PSLV-C40 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle).

  • Cartosat-2 is an earth observation satellite in a sun synchronous orbit.

  • It was first launched by a PSLV_G rocket on 10 January 2007.
  • Cartosat-2 is an advanced remote sensing satellite capable of providing scene-specific spot imagery.
  • Imagery sent by the remote-sensing satellite will be useful for

  • cartographic applications

  • urban and rural applications

  • coastal land use and regulation

  • utility management- road network monitoring, water distribution, creation of land-use maps, change detection

  • Land Information System (LIS)

  • Geographical Information System (GIS) applications

Other Details of the Mission

  • The launch comes after four months from the unsuccessful launch of IRNSS-1H satellite, its eighth regional navigation satellite.

  • The launch carried three micro and 25 nano-satellites from six countries –

    1. Canada

    2. Finland

    3. France

    4. Korea

    5. United Kingdom

    6. United States of America.

  • All the satellites were injected into their orbits after 17.33 seconds since liftoff.

Image of growth of Isro

Image of Growth of Isro

Image of growth of Isro

What is PSLV-C40?

  • PSLV-C40 was the 42nd mission of the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) program in the XL configuration.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 23, 2018


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