PSLV-C38 Successfully Launches 31 Satellites

ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C38 successfully launched the 712 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellites today from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty ninth consecutively successful mission of PSLV

Details of the satellites

  • One of the 30 co-passenger satellites carried by PSLV-C38 was the 15 kg NIUSAT, a University/Academic Institute satellite from Nurul Islam University, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • The remaining 29 co-passenger satellites carried were international customer satellites from
    • USA (10),
    • United Kingdom (3),
    • Belgium (3),
    • Italy (3),
    • Austria (1),
    • Chile (1),
    • Czech Republic (1),
    • Finland (1),
    • France (1),
    • Germany (1),
    • Japan (1),
    • Latvia (1),
    • Lithuania (1) and
    • Slovakia (1). 

Conclusion

With today’s successful launch, the total number of customer satellites from abroad placed in orbit by India’s workhorse launch vehicle PSLV has reached 209.

Raj Malhotra IAS Study Group.