mercredi 22 juin 2016

PSLV-C34 / Cartosat-2 series satellite launched into orbit











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June 22, 2016

PSLV-C34 / Cartosat-2 series satellite launch

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty sixth flight (PSLV-C34), launches the 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 19 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 560 kg at lift–off into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).

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PSLV-C34/Cartosat- 2 Launch

PSLV-C34 was launched from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota on June 22, 2016 at 09:26 hrs (IST). This is the fourteenth flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with the use of solid strap-on motors).

Cartosat-2 series satellite

The co-passenger satellites are from USA, Canada, Germany and Indonesia as well as two satellites (SATHYABAMASAT and SWAYAM) from Indian University/Academic Institute. The total weight of all the 20 satellites carried onboard PSLV-C34 is about 1288 kg.

Related links:

SATHYABAMASAT satellite: http://www.isro.gov.in/Spacecraft/sathyabamasat

SWAYAM satellite: http://www.isro.gov.in/Spacecraft/swayam

For more information about Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), visit: http://www.isro.gov.in/

Images, Video, Text, Credits: ISRO/Günter Space Page.

Greetings, Orbiter.ch

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