30 Foreign Satellites Lifts Off With Country’s Rocket HysIS

Indroneel Sinha

Continuing to yesterday’s stories Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully from Sriharikota, with an earth observation satellite and 30 other foreign satellites. It took off with orange flame from the launch pad which is 44.4 metres tall and weighing about 230 tonne, took off at 9.58 a.m. together weighing 261.5 kg as its luggage had the 380 kg HysIS and 30 others. As per ISRO the entire mission will be completed in about 112 minutes after the rocket’s lift off.
the rocket’s fourth stage/engine will be switched off after sixteen minutes into the flight,.
The PSLV rocket will place the HysIS satellite with a mission life span of five years in 636 km polar sun synchronous orbit.
After that the rocket will be brought down to 503 km from 642 km. The co-passengers of HysIS include one micro and 29 nano satellites from eight different countries. All these satellites will be placed in a 504 km orbit.