ISRO Accomplished Another Milestone; Launches PSLV C-49

At the time of the corona pandemic, every organization is looking for its success. Contrarily, another milestone achieved by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). ISRO launched the 51st mission of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) named PSLV C-49. Conversely, PSLV C-49 launches EOS-01 which is the primary one, along with nine other customer satellites in this mission.

This is the first mission of ISRO which went successful in 2020.


On Saturday, a total of 10 satellites were launched by PSLV. Satish Dhawan Space Centre (STSC) in Sriharikota city of Andhra Pradesh was the launching base. On top, the launch time was decided to be 3:02 pm. But the timing for the launch was 1512 hours (IST) of the afternoon on that day. At the same time, the agency resolute to close the viewing gallery for the viewers during the launch.

Taking into consideration the Covid-19 pandemic situation, there was no gathering of media groups

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EOS-01 is an earth observation satellite. It will be aiding for applications in disaster management support, agriculture, and forestry. The nine other satellites were one from Lithuania, four from Luxembourg, and four from the USA.  They were launched with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) under a commercial arrangement. As soon as, the rocket lifts off from the first launch pad for the launch, all the ten-satellite splits-up.

Further, their injection into their intended orbit was successful. The deployment of two solar arrays of EOS-01 occurs automatically after the separation. Above all, The ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network to be the control of the satellite at Bangalore.

Also, the final operational configuration of the satellite will employ in the upcoming days.

Original Author – Aashi Bansal

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