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ISRO launches EMISAT defense satellite after Mission Shakti from Sriharikota

Apr 1, 2019, 5:30 am

On Monday, ISRO placed a mission which would witness the agency for payloads in three consecutive orbits and conducting space experiments. India achieved yet another path-breaking milestone in the space arena as ISRO’s PSLV-C45 lifted the EMISAT satellite taking along other 28 nanosatellites of global customers from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

The EMISAT satellite goals at electromagnetic measurement. As the 27-hour countdown concluded, the nearly 50-meter tall rocket, with another new variant of ISRO’s trusted workhorse PSLV-QL, took off from the second launch pad at 9:27 am from the spaceport of Sriharikota.

After injecting the 436 kg primary satellite EMISAT, at around 17 minutes from lift off in a 749 km orbit, they would restart the fourth stage again.

This is the first time it has been envisaged to provide a microgravity environment for research organizations and academic institutes to perform experiments as according to ISRO. The PS4-fourth stage hosts three payloads in this mission.

The mission would witness the ISRO placing payloads in three orbits and conducting space experiments for the first time as along the defense satellite is aimed at electromagnetic measurement. The mission marks several firsts to the credit of the space agency as it would maneuver satellites in various orbits and orbital operations, including on maritime satellite applications.

ISRO Chairman Dr. Sivan said that they are planning for another thirty more ISRO missions this year. The next online mission is the launch of a RISAT-2B satellite by PSLV C46 by mid-May, followed by another satellite under the Cartosat-3 by using PSLV C47. He also announced that a visitors’ gallery has been placed for the public to get a view of today’s launch, which has been viewed by over 1200 people free of cost.

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