ISRO, on Thursday, launched the PLSV- C43, along with 31 co-passenger satellites including the Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS), from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
The PSLV-C43 is equipped with the 380 kg HysIS satellite and 30 overseas satellites together weighing 261.5 kg. The HysIS will study the earth’s surface in visible, near infrared and shortwave infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, as per ISRO.
Congratulations to @isro for successfully launching PSLV-C43 with the latest Earth-mapping satellite, HysIS. With the HysIS satellite, India will be able to estimate greater geological studies, & weather analysis, coastal studies & agricultural mapping of the Earth’s surface. pic.twitter.com/9sS8g9odD2
— R. K. Singh (@RajKSinghIndia) November 29, 2018
Another view of Indian satellite #HysIS separation.
[Updates to continue.] pic.twitter.com/9BAssorMgv
— ISRO (@isro) November 29, 2018
The 30 overseas satellites belong to eight countries- The USA, Spain, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Columbia, Finland and the Netherlands. The USA will launch 23 satellites with all other countries launching one each.
Launched in October 1994, PSLV is a third generation launch vehicle. It can carry upto 1,750 kg of payload into polar SSO( Sun Synchronous Orbit) of 600 km altitude.
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