India efficiently launched its newest communication satellite tv for pc CMS-01 on board its Polar rocket from the spaceport right here on Thursday, the second and final launch this 12 months amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
ISRO’s trusted polar satellite tv for pc launch automobile, PSLV-C50, injected the satellite tv for pc into the predefined orbit round 20 minutes after the lift-off from the second launch pad on the spaceport of Sriharikota.
CMS-01 is the 42nd communication satellite tv for pc of the house company and it’s envisaged for offering providers in Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum masking India, Andaman and Nicobar, and Lakshadweep islands.
The satellite tv for pc is functioning “very well”, ISRO Chairman Ok Sivan mentioned. The photo voltaic panels of the satellite tv for pc, an important operation, have been deployed, he mentioned,addressing scientists from the Mission Control Centre.
“I am extremely happy to declare that the PSLV-C50 successfully injected CMS-01 communication satellite precisely into the predefined sub-Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit. In another four days from now, the satellite will be placed into the specified slot into the GTO,” he mentioned.
Sivan mentioned the satellite tv for pc goes to operate as a alternative for communication satellite tv for pc GSAT-12 which was launched 11 years in the past. CMS-01 could have a lifespan of over seven years, based on ISRO.
Congratulating the house company’s launch and satellite tv for pc automobile groups, the chairman mentioned “I am sure that this satellite will be doing all the functions as planned successfully.” Outlining ISRO’S future missions, Chandrayaan-3, flagship mission Aditya L-1, and Gaganyaan, he mentioned they have been planning to have missions on the earliest.
These included the a lot awaited GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) and SSLV (Small Satellite Launch Vehicle) missions. “Series of missions are on hand and as usual team ISRO will rise to the occasion..,” he mentioned.
PSLV-C50 is the 22nd flight of PSLV in ”XL” configuration (geared up with six strap-on motors), and it was the 77th launch automobile mission from Sriharikota, about 120 km from Chennai.
It follows the profitable launch of PSLV-C49 (EOS-01) earth remark satellite tv for pc and 9 buyer spacecraft on November 7 which was ISRO’s first mission of the 12 months amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s launch is the final one in all 2020 for ISRO.
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