PSLV-C54

PSLV-C54 mission: India successfully launches the PSLV-C54 mission with nine satellites into space

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From the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C54) of the Indian Space Research Organization successfully launched nine satellites into orbit on Saturday, including eight nanosatellites. The Earth Observation Satellite-6, commonly known as Oceansat-3, was the primary satellite of the 44.4-meter rocket, which had a 321-ton lift-off mass.

The eight nanosatellites were created by both India and Bhutan in collaboration with commercial enterprises. The third-generation Oceansat satellite, the Earth Observation Satellite-06, is intended to provide Oceansat-2 spacecraft continuity services with improved payload specifications and application areas.

The satellite will be put into a sun-synchronous orbit after deployment. They are synchronised to remain in the same fixed position with respect to the Sun at all times.

Additionally, PSLV-C54 is carrying Anand, a nanosatellite technology demonstrator that aims to show off the capabilities and practical uses of scaled-down earth-observation cameras.

The Isro scientists would launch the rocket using the PSLV-C54 launch vehicle’s two orbit change thrusters (OCTs), which would be one of the longest missions they had ever attempted.