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PSLV-C35 successfully launches 8 satellites, including weather satellite SCATSAT-1

Press Information Bureau:  September 26, 2016

New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on the successful launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C35. Dr Jitendra Singh said, with the PSLV-C35 injecting all 8 satellites into orbit successfully, the textbook launch marks another milestone in ISRO’s history.

The PSLV, in its 37th flight, PSLV-C35, was launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota this morning, carrying onboard the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 satellite for weather related studies and seven co-passenger satellites together weighing about 304 kg at lift off. The co-passenger satellites were from Algeria, Canada and the USA as well as two satellites from Indian University/Academic Institute. The total weight of all the eight satellites carried onboard PSLV-C35 is about 675 kg.

Of the eight satellites carried by PSLV-C35, SCATSAT-1 is launched into a 730 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) inclined at an angle of 98.1 degree to the equator whereas the two Indian University/Academic Institute satellites and the five satellites from abroad were placed in a 689 km polar orbit of 98.21 degree inclination. This marks the first mission of PSLV in which payloads were launched into two different orbits. The PSLV-C35 also marked the 15th flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with the use of solid strap-on motors).

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