ISRO begins countdown for PSLV rocket's one of longest missions, to launch Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1
The launch is scheduled for Sunday (February 28) at 10.24 am from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
The countdown for India's one of the longest rocketing by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket carrying 19 satellites began at 8.54 am on Saturday, said a top official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
The Indian rocket numbered PSLV-C51 carrying the 637-kg Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites (including 13 from USA) is scheduled to lift-off from the first launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 10.24 a.m. on Sunday.
"The countdown for the rocket's flight started at 8.54 a.m for the launch at 10.24 a.m tomorrow (Sunday)," K Sivan, ISRO Chairman told IANS.
PSLV-C51 is scheduled to launch Amazonia-1 and 18 Co-passenger satellites on February 28, 2021 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR
PSLV-C51, which is the 53rd mission of PSLV, will launch Amazonia-1 of Brazil as primary satellite and 18 Co-passenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch is tentatively scheduled at 1024 Hrs IST on February 28, 2021 subject to weather conditions.
PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 is the first dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a Government of India company under Department of Space. NSIL is undertaking this mission under a commercial arrangement with Spaceflight Inc. USA.
Amazonia-1 is the optical earth observation satellite of National Institute for Space Research (INPE). This satellite would further strengthen the existing structure by providing remote sensing data to users for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analysis of diversified agriculture across the Brazilian territory.
The 18 co-passenger satellites include four from IN-SPACe (three UNITYsats from consortium of three Indian academic institutes and One Satish Dhawan Sat from Space Kidz India) and 14 from NSIL.
Start von ISRO PSLV-C51 mit Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1
Quelle: ISRO, HT