< ISRO plans to launch Cartosat in December | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2019

ISRO plans to launch Cartosat in December

Posted by
Subscribe for News Feed

The Indian Space Research Organisation plans to launch a satellite on board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in the second week of December, the first since its unsuccessful mission to orbit a navigation spacecraft nearly one-and-a-half months ago.

An official said, ‘This would be the third satellite in the Cartosat-2 series. In February this year, PSLV-C37 launched the first Cartosat-2 series satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites in a single flight.
In June, India’s workhorse launch vehicle launched the second one along with 30 co-passenger satellites — the 39th consecutively successful mission of PSLV. But a PSLV-C39 flight carrying IRNSS-1H navigation satellite on August 31 was unsuccessful, in what is seen as a setback.There will be a few foreign co-passenger satellites…about 15 to 20 (nano satellites)’. The total number of customer satellites from abroad placed in orbit by PSLV so far is 209, according to ISRO.

Subscribe for News Feed

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*