PM congratulates ISRO team for the successful launch of its 100th satellite


Pakistan is anxious by the launch of the 100th satellite by Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO).

Other satellites comprise one micro and nano satellite each from India as well as three micro and 25 nanosatellites from six countries - Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, Britain and the United States. He said, "Many customers have come to ISRO for their launch immediately after our last failure".

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is preparing their Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) for its 42nd flight today.

Cartosat-2 Series is an advanced remote sensing satellite similar in configuration to earlier six spacecraft in the series and meant to augment data services to the users.

# Today's launch also marks the first launch for ISRO in 2018 following the unsuccessful mission of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H previous year.

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The total weight of all the 31 satellites carried on-board PSLV-C40 is about 1,323 kgs.

# "The micro satellite will be India's 100th satellite in space", ISRO Satellite Centre Director M. Annadurai said.

A solid-fueled third stage and liquid-fueled fourth stage will complete the task of placing the satellites into orbit, with separation of Cartosat 2F - the mission's prime payload - scheduled for T+plus 17 minutes, 18 seconds. This mission had lasted two hours and 15 minutes, ISRO scientists said.

ISRO made nearly Rs 300 crore from foreign satellite launches in 2016-17 and officials have maintained over the past year that smaller satellite launches will play a big role in the future. At the occasion, the outgoing ISRO chairman Kiran Kumar said that the successful launch of Cartosat-2 series satellite is a gift to country from ISRO. It is carrying the 710 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite which consists of special panchromatic and multi-spectral cameras operating in time delay integration mode to deliver high-resolution data. Sivan was speaking in the context of ISRO's failed launch in August.