PSLV rocket successfully completes 50 launches yesterday with RISAT-2BR1, nine international satellites
The PSLV has five variants and has lifted upto 47,808 kg to space even though its payload capacity was initially about 860 kg.
PSLV-C48/RISAT 2BR1 launch highlights: ISRO wraps up launch calendar with RISAT-2BR1, nine commercial payloads successfully placed in orbit
The RISAT 2BR1 is a radar imaging earth observation satellite that will help in agriculture, forestry, and disaster management support.
PSLV-C47/CartoSAT-3 mission: ISRO nails launch of India's CartoSAT-3, 13 American small satellites to orbit
Apart from CartoSAT-3, a communication satellite demonstration called MESHBED, and 12 SuperDove Flock satellites were also launched.
CartoSAT-3 Launch Highlights Updates: PSLV-C47 mission is a success! All 14 satellites deployed into orbit
The PSLV-C47 will lift off carrying fourteen satellites on 27 November at 9.28 am IST from ISRO's launchpad.
PSLV-C47-CartoSAT-3 mission: ISRO to launch 13 US satellites and India's eighth CartoSAT at 9.28am today
Of the 14 ridesharing satellites on the PSLV-C47, 13 are commercial US nanosatellites signed on by a commercial arrangement with NewSpace India Limited.
CartoSAT-3 has a five-year lifespan and will provide data for large scale urban planning, rural resource and infrastructure development, coastal land use and land cover.
CartoSAT-3 is an earth imaging and mapping satellite that has a mission life span of five years.
The timing of the launch remains the same, at 9.28 am IST, from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
PSLV-C47/CartoSAT-3 launch: Online registration now open to catch it live from ISRO's viewing gallery on 25 Nov
If all goes to plan, India will have a powerful new earth observation satellite in orbit days from now.
Cartosat-3 has defence capabilities in addition to high-resolution earth observation capabilities for research & planning.