November 27, 2020

ISRO to launch world’s lightest & India’s first student-made satellite

India Space Agency to launch PSLV C44- Student’s satellite, kalamsat and imaging satellite microsat-R at 11:37 today from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in sriharikota.

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Significantly, India’s only spaceport is located at Sriharikota, about 90 km northeast of Chennai. The four-stage launch vehicle which has alternating solid and liquid stages, with two strap-on configuration has been identified for the mission and configuration designated as PSLV-DL.

Following the ISRO’s inputs, India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its 46th flight, will launch the Kalamsat and Microsat-R from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota on January 24, 2019 (Launched Now).

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It is a four stage launch vehicle with alternating solid and liquid stages. It is the first mission of PSLV-DL and is a new variant of PSLV.

“PSLV-C44 is the first mission of PSLV-DL and is a new variant of PSLV,” the ISRO. While the 4th stage (PS4) of the same will be moved to a higher circular orbit so as to establish an orbital platform for carrying out experiments. The student payload ‘Kalamsat’ will be the first to use PS4 as an orbital platform.

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PSLV-C44 will also carry Microsat-R, an imaging satellite.

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