Watch: PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Mission lift-off and on board camera view

13 January 2018, 02:53 PM

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday launched 31 satellites from different countries on a single mission.

Of the 31 satellites launched, one was India’s 100th satellite Cartosat 2 (earth observation satellite) which has been placed into sun-synchronous orbit.

The satellites were onboard India’s trusted workhorse Polar Launch Satellite Vehicle (PSLV).

A day after the launch, ISRO has released a video of the entire process of the satellite launch, shot by an onboard camera.

The video shows the entire lift-off process along with the process of placing all the 31 satellites into the orbits.

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In the video, the PSLV-C40 is seen placing the Cartosat-2 series satellite into sun-synchronous orbit. After that 30 other smaller satellites are placed one by one.

Cartosat-2 satellite is being dubbed as India’s eye across the border as it will keep a close vigil on India’s ‘hostile’ neighbours.

Pakistan has protested the launch of Cartosat-2.

Apart from Cartosat-2, a British satellite was also placed in the orbit. The satellite will be operated by the Guildford-based company Earth-I and acquire full-colour, high-definition video of the surface of the Earth.

First Published: Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:26 AM
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