CHENNAI: If all goes well with the rocket launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C49) on Saturday evening, the Indian Space Agency had to search for a total of 328 foreign satellites, for all fees.
The 26-hour countdown to Saturday’s rocket launch from the first launch pad will begin on Friday afternoon. The 10 satellite rockets are expected to be launched from the Sriharikota Rocket Port at 3.02 pm on November 7, a senior official said. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) told IANS.
The nine foreign satellites are: Lithuania (1-Technology Demonstrator), Luxembourg (4 Marine Application Satellites via Kleos Space) and the United States (4-Lemar Multi-Mission). Remote sensing Satellite).
The rocket’s main payload is India’s radar imaging satellite EOS-01, followed by the RISAT-2 BR2 with artificial aperture radar (SAR) that can shoot images in all weather conditions.
The satellite can take pictures day and night and will be useful for surveillance as well as civilian activities.
It all started in 1999, when India for the first time launched its own 1,050 kg of foreign satellites, the South Korean Kitst 3 weighing 107 kg and the German 45 kg DLR-Tubsat – PCLVC2. Presented on the Oceanist as a pink backpack. Rocket
Since then, over the next two decades, India has launched 319 foreign satellites, including a Chinese satellite – some on a standalone basis and mostly as a pink back on India’s own satellite.
ISRO also set a world record for the highest number of satellite launches – 104 satellites, of which 101 were foreign in a single PSLV rocket on 15.2.2017.
According to the Indian government, ISRO has earned Rs 1,245.17 crore from launching satellites from 26 countries in the last five years.
During the financial year 2018-19, the launch revenue was Rs 324.19 crore as against Rs 232.56 crore achieved in 2017-18.
Agreements were signed in the last five years under trade arrangements with ten countries namely: United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Singapore, Netherlands, Japan, Malaysia, Algeria and France. Told the Rajya Sabha in December 2019.
Most of the foreign satellites were small with the help of the ISRO rocket, the largest foreign satellite it launched into orbit in 2015 was the three British satellites UK-DMC 3A, 3B and 3. Each of them weighed 447 kg.
While ISRO is building a small rocket with a long winding name – the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) to launch satellites weighing up to 500. Two startups – Skyroot Aerospace and Agnicol Cosmos Pvt Ltd – are also in the process of developing smaller rockets, Vikram (payload capacity 300kg) and Agniban (payload capacity 100kg), respectively.
At an international space conference, Viti Saraswat, a member of the Nitiya Ayog, said the launch of small satellites would be a major factor in the global space sector, as about 7,000 satellites are expected to be in the skies by 2027.
According to him, the launch of small sets of LEDs will be the focus of global satellite communications.
Saraswat had said that, in total, about 7,000 small numbers would be launched between 2018 and 2027 at a total cost of 38 38 billion.
Yes, as it may be, the proposed rocket launch from India will be the first space mission for ISRO from India in 2020.
On January 17, 2020, India’s telecommunications satellite was successfully launched in a space for 3,357 kg GSAT-30-INSAT-4A Geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) Aero Rocket from Coro Launch Base, French Guiana
Chairman of ISRO last year. The PSLV rocket has lifted 52.7 tons, of which 17% is customer satellite, Sean said.
This time, however, Isudo is silent on the country’s unhealthy radar imaging satellites and foreign payloads.
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