Almost four months after an unsuccessful satellite launch, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday sent up another rocket. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lift off at 9:29 am on Friday from Sriharikota, 110 kms from Chennai, carrying India’s 100th satellite along with 30 others.
The surveillance satellite from the ‘Cartosat 2’ series will keep watch on India’s hostile neighbours.
- Of the total number of satellites carried by PSLV-C40, 30 satellites will be launched into a 505 kms polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).
- Friday’s launch is the 42nd flight of the PSLV. The launch also marks the first launch for ISRO in 2018.