PSLV-CA | SSTL-S1 & NovaSAR-S

Indian Space Research Organization launch of a PSLV-CA Rocket

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Indian Space Research Organization was scheduled to launch a PSLV-CA rocket as part of the SSTL-S1 & NovaSAR-S mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Sun, Sep 16th, 2018, 12:15 PM EDT from Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the PSLV-CA and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

SSTL-S1 & NovaSAR-S

The NovaSAR-S spacecraft carries a radar imaging instrument, and the mission was developed in partnership between the British government and the British satellite manufacturer SSTL. The SSTL-S1 satellite, also built by SSTL, is a high-resolution optical Earth observation satellite identical to three DMC3/TripleSat reconnaissance craft launched in 2015. Beijing-based 21AT will lease imaging capacity on the SSTL-S1 satellite. There are also several secondary payloads.

Location

Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad

Sriharikota, Republic of India
Indian Space Research Organization

Rocket

PSLV

The PSLV-CA, CA meaning "Core Alone", model premiered on 23 April 2007. The CA model does not include the six strap-on boosters used by the PSLV standard variant. The fourth stage of the CA variant has 400 kg less propellant when compared to its standard version. It currently has capability to launch 1,100 kg to a 622 km Sun synchronous orbit.

Indian Space Research Organization

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bengalore. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration."

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