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ISRO Launches First Satellite This Year, Makes Space History

via Reuters

India has sent its 100th satellite into space installed on its workhorse called the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-40. The PSLV lifted off the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota at 9.29 am, with 31 satellites from different nations.

This is ISRO’s first mission in this year, and likewise the first since the unsuccessful launch of IRNSS-1H in August 2017.

Here’s the YouTube live stream interface where you can watch it:

Alongside the climate perception Cartosat-2 arrangement which weighs 710 kg, the PSLV C-40 will convey 30 satellites measuring an aggregate of 613 kg at lift-off.

The co-traveler satellites incorporate a microsatellite and one nanosatellite from India alongside three microsatellites and 25 nanosatellites from different nations. The aggregate weight of the considerable number of satellites is evaluated around 1323 kg, according to ISRO’s official website.

The 31 satellites incorporate three Indian satellites and 28 satellites from six foreign nations – Canada, Finland, France, Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

The 28 universal client satellites are being launched as a component of the business plans amongst ISRO and Antrix Corporation Ltd., an organization under Department of Space.

According to reports, ISRO wants to launch no less than one satellite each month.