ISRO launches earth observation satellite

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday conducted its last PSLV mission of the year. 

The primary payload of the rocket is an Oceansat which would be separated in orbit while the eight other nano-satellites would be placed in different orbits based on the customer requirements
The primary payload of the rocket is an Oceansat which would be separated in orbit while the eight other nano-satellites would be placed in different orbits based on the customer requirements. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@isro

The esteemed space organisation launched Earth Observation Satellite - Oceansat - and eight other customer satellites on a PSLV-C54 rocket from the spaceport of Sriharikota.

The 25.30-hour countdown for the 56th flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its extended version (PSLV-XL), started at 10:26 am Friday for the lift-off scheduled at 11:56 am on Saturday from the first launchpad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, 115 km from Chennai.

The primary payload of the rocket is an Oceansat which would be separated in orbit while the eight other nano-satellites would be placed in different orbits based on the customer requirements (in the Sun-synchronous polar orbits).

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