ISRO launched PSLV Rocket with 8 Satellites

ISRO, India’s Space Agency today launched its longest mission of sending eight satellites from one rocket into two different orbits.

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The 37th Polar Satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) lifted off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 9:12 am today. The launch vehicle carried three satellites from India, three from Algeria, and one from the US and one from Canada.

The Mission is a challenge as is PSLV will launch its payloads in two different orbits. ISRO’s chairman said, “This is a challenging two-in-one mission which puts India in a unique league of nations having the capability to achieve two different orbits in a single mission”.

India’s SCATSAT meant for the ocean and weather forecasts, cyclone detection, and tracking has been placed in orbit.

The whole mission is expected to be completed within 2 hours and 15 minutes. The Algerian satellites are launched for earth observation, technology demonstration, and remote sensing.

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