Indian Space Research Organisation to launch SCATSAT-1


BENGALURU: Indian Space Research Organization today said it would dispatch SCATSAT-1 for sea and climate related studies and seven co-traveler satellites into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) on September 26. 

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 37th flight, (PSLV-C35) will dispatch the satellites at 9:12 hours on September 26, 2016 from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, ISRO said. 

The 377 kg SCATSAT-1 satellite will have satellites from Algeria, Canada and USA, and in addition two satellites from Indian Universities as its co-traveler. 

ISRO said SCATSAT-1 would be put into a 720 km Polar SSO, while the two Universities satellites and the five remote satellites will be set into a 670 km polar circle. 

This is the primary mission of PSLV in which it will dispatch its payloads into two distinct circles. 

ISRO said PSLV-C35 will be dispatched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Center and it will be the fifteenth flight of PSLV in "XL" setup (with the utilization of strong strap-on engines).