After failed launch of satellites since four months, Space agency ISRO on Friday productively sent a 42nd rocket PSLV C40 with 30 more satellites at 9.29 am from Sriharikota in AP. The take off was delayed by a minute due to dread of crash with space wreckage. IRNSS-1H satellite launch on August 31 in 2017 had botched due to unaccountable mishap.
The list of 30 other satellites involves 2 satellites from India and 28 others from Canada, France, Finland, Korea, US, UK.
As per the reports, the entire weight of 31 satellites sent on-board PSLV-C40 is approx 1,323 kg.
ISRO unveiled 28 international customer satellites based on the commercial preparations between ISRO and its marketable wing ‘Antrix Corporation Ltd’.
The launch of satellites is believed to take place over a time of 2 hours and 21 seconds. As per ISRO, Cartosat-2 series satellite instigate is an aftermath operation with the main purpose of giving high resolution scene particular spot descriptions.
42nd PSLV satellite launch signifies the primary for ISRO this year following the failed mission of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H in 2017.