The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), on November 29, 2018, will launch a hyperspectral imaging satellite (HySIS), a terrestrial observation satellite along with 30 foreign commercial satellites from the Sriharikota launch center in Andhra Pradesh. The satellites will be launched through the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C43) from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. Key points • PSLV is a four stage launch vehicle with alternating stages of solid and liquid. PSLV-C43 is the Core Alone version of PSLV, which is the lightest version of PSLV. • HySIS is an Earth observation satellite developed by ISRO. It is the primary satellite of the PSLV-C43 mission. The mass of the spacecraft is about 380 kg. • The satellite will be placed in a synchronous orbit of the 636 km polar sun with an inclination of 97,957 degrees. The life of the satellite mission is expected to be 5 years. • The main objective of the satellite of hyper-spectral images would be to study the surface of the Earth in the visible, near infrared and infrared short-wave regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. • The foreign satellites that will be launched together with HySIS include 1 Micro satellites and 29 nano satellites from 8 different countries. • All these satellites will be placed in a 504 km orbit by PSLV-C43. Of the 30 commercial satellites, 23 are from the United States. • These satellites have been commercially contracted for launch through Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of ISRO.

ISRO to launch earth observation satellite along with 30 foreign countries

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), on November 29, 2018, will launch a hyperspectral imaging satellite (HySIS), a terrestrial observation satellite along with 30 foreign commercial satellites from the Sriharikota launch center in Andhra Pradesh.

The satellites will be launched through the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C43) from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.

Key points

• PSLV is a four stage launch vehicle with alternating stages of solid and liquid. PSLV-C43 is the Core Alone version of PSLV, which is the lightest version of PSLV.

• HySIS is an Earth observation satellite developed by ISRO. It is the primary satellite of the PSLV-C43 mission. The mass of the spacecraft is about 380 kg.

• The satellite will be placed in a synchronous orbit of the 636 km polar sun with an inclination of 97,957 degrees. The life of the satellite mission is expected to be 5 years.

• The main objective of the satellite of hyper-spectral images would be to study the surface of the Earth in the visible, near infrared and infrared short-wave regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

• The foreign satellites that will be launched together with HySIS include 1 Micro satellites and 29 nano satellites from 8 different countries.

• All these satellites will be placed in a 504 km orbit by PSLV-C43. Of the 30 commercial satellites, 23 are from the United States.

• These satellites have been commercially contracted for launch through Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of ISRO.

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