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ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle with SCATSAT-1, 7 others launched

ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle with SCATSAT-1, 7 others launched

India Blooms News Service | | 26 Sep 2016, 09:27 am
Sriharikota, Sept 26 (IBNS): India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty-seventh flight (PSLV-C35), launched the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 for ocean and weather related studies and seven co-passenger satellites into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) on Monday.

Co-passenger satellites are from Algeria, Canada and USA as well as two satellites from Indian Universities or Academic Institute.

SCATSAT-1 will be placed into a 730 km Polar SSO whereas; the two Universities or Academic Institute Satellites and the five foreign satellites will be placed into a 689 km polar orbit, reports said.

This is the first mission of PSLV in which it is launched its payloads into two different orbits.

 

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