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SSTL-S1 & NovaSAR-S

PSLV-CA

Indian Space Research Organization

Launch Status
Success

Mission

SSTL-S1 & NovaSAR-S

Type: Earth Science

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

79 rockets have launched from Sriharikota, Republic of India.

Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad, Sriharikota, Republic of India

Rocket

PSLV-CA – Indian Space Research Organization

Family: PSLV
Length: 44 m
Diameter: 2.8 m
Launch Mass: 230 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 3800 kg

The PSLV-CA was manufactured by Indian Space Research Organization with the first launch on 2007-04-23. PSLV-CA has 14 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 14 launches. 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.

Agency

Indian Space Research Organization

Type: Government
Abbreviation: ISRO
Administration: Chairman: S. Somanath
Founded: 1969
Launchers: PSLV | GSLV
Spacecraft: Gaganyaan
Country: IND

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

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