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Sriharikota: ISRO launches HysIS, 30 other satellites on PSLV-C43

ANI  |  Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) [India] 

The (ISRO) launched its workhouse rocket carrying India's earth observation satellite and 30 other satellites, including 23 from the United States, from in Sriharikota on Thursday.

The satellite will take photographs of planet Earth in multiple frequencies with a mission life of over five years. It can provide universal coverage and give valuable data on agriculture, forestry, geological environments, coastal zones, and inland waters.

The total weight of 30 co-passenger satellites is 261.5 kg. All these satellites will be placed in a 504 km orbit by These satellites have been commercially contracted for launch through Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of ISRO. The satellite is built around ISRO Mini Satellite-2 (IMS-2) bus and the mass of the is about 380 kg.

The satellite will be placed in 636 km polar sun synchronous orbit with an inclination of 97.957 degrees.

Apart from the HysIS, 30 other co-passenger satellites from eight countries were also launched. The countries are the US (23 satellites), Australia, Canada, Columbia, Finland, Malaysia, and (one satellite each).

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 10:10 IST
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