Yet another feather in cap of the Indian Space Agency ISRO as its polar satellite vehicle launched all of its satellites successfully.
ISRO said that “HysIS is an earth observation satellite developed by ISRO. It is the primary satellite of the PSLV-C43 mission. The satellite will be placed in 636 km polar sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) with an inclination of 97.957 deg. The mission life of the satellite is 5 years,” Isro said.
According to the space agency, the primary goal of HysIS is to study the earth’s surface in visible, near infrared and shortwave infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
It need be mentioned that the other payloads of the PSLV included 29 nanosatellites from eight different countries.
It was later confirmed that all these satellites will be placed in a 504 km orbit by PSLV-C43.
The countries comprise the United States of America (23 satellites), Australia, Canada, Columbia, Finland, Malaysia, Netherlands and Spain (one satellite each).>