After the failure of the IRNSS-1H in august, previous year because of some technical accidents, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or PSLV has taken a lift off at 9.29 am, today, from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, and is carrying India’s 100th satellite. At first, the take off had been scheduled at 9:28 am, but it was delayed a minute because there was a fear of the satellite colliding with debris. Cartosat 2, the surveillance satellite is going to oversee the launched satellite and note if there are any dangers or hostile elements from the neighboring countries. The mission has been considered unique from the scientists because it will be launching the missiles into two orbits.
The scientists will be keeping watch at the mission as the missile is still in the air, as it will have a different separating process; the satellites will separate by “multiple burn technology”, meaning firstly, the engine of the missile will be turned off and will be activated again when it is at its height. It should be noted that this is the longest missile launch that ISRO has handled, as it will take 2 hours 21 minutes to to reach the space and the two orbits.
As the missile launch takes place in stages, all the four stages, the detaching of heat shields, have been completed successfully and the status is normal for now. On the social media, people have started congratulating the team of scientist at ISRO for their diligent efforts to launch the missiles.
PSLV C40 is carrying 28 satellites from six countries, which include Canada, Finland, France, Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.