In 2018, ISRO to begin with launch of 31 sats simultaneously; heres more
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is all set to pursue the space program with all vigour in new year of 2018.
A busy schedule ahead, the launched will most likely begin from second week of January itself.
ISRO sources informed that India will launch 31 satellites, including the earth observation spacecraft Cartosat on January 10.
The launches will take place from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
The first space mission in 2018 onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) comes four months after a similar rocket failed to deliver the country’s eighth navigation satellite in the earth’s lower orbit on August 31.
The mission’s payload will also include one each nano and micro satellite from India, besides Cartosat-2.
As an observational satellite, Cartosat will beam high-quality images for cartographic, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation and utility management like road network monitoring.
The previous satellite in the Cartosat-2 series was launched on February 15, from the spaceport on the east coast, about 90km northeast of Chennai. >