Isro launching the 100th satellite which is set to take off.
India is all set to launch its 100th satellite ‘Cartosat-2 Series’ on Friday from Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.
The launch of 31 satellites, including three of India and 28 of six other countries, by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), will begin at 5.29 am and will lift off at 9.29 am from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre — about 90 km off Chennai.
8:00 am: Minister of state for Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh told: “It is a historic day for us and a great headway for India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arranged a brainstorming session between space scientists and officials from different government departments so that they could understand the diverse applications of space technology in transforming India.
8:15 am: This satellite is the seventh remote sensing satellite in its series and has the mission life of five years.
8:30 am: The satellite’s uses include monitoring urban and rural applications, coastal land use regulation, managing services like road networks and water distribution, detecting changes in geographical features and creation of land use maps.
8:40 am: The flight is the first since the setback suffered by the PSLV in August last and is set to demonstrate that the workhorse rocket is back in the game for reliable satellite launches in the low earth and polar orbits.
8:50 am: Cartosat-2 Series Satellite is the primary satellite carried by PSLV-C40. This remote sensing satellite is similar in configuration to earlier satellites in the series and is intended to augment data services to the users.>