HysIS on Nov 29 to launch ISRO to modern earth observation

Indroneel Sinha

Tomorrow PSLV-C43, carrying India’s latest earth observation satellite HySIS, is scheduled. On thursday at Sriharikota
national space agency ISRO said in a release, the launch mission would be carried from the spaceport. The rocket would carry thirty co-passenger and nano-satellites of eight nations. The co-passengers of HysIS include one Micro and 29 NNanosatellitesfrom eight different countries, all these satellites will be placed in a 504 km orbit by PSLV-C43. As per ISRO the countries which will send satellites are United States of America (23 satellites), Australia, Canada, Columbia, Finland, Malaysia, Netherlands and Spain (one satellite each). These satellites have been commercially contracted for launch through Antrix Corporation Limited. It can carry upto 1,750 kg of payload into polar SSO of 600 km altitude. PSLV is ISRO’s third generation launch vehicle.