The space agency ISRO will launch its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C43, carrying her modern earth observation satellite HysIS, on Thursday. It will also carry 30 other co-passenger satellites of customers from eight countries.
The launch mission would be carried out from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. “ISRO sources have said, the launch window would be in the morning on Thursday and the countdown would start about 24-hours before the launch.
This time, the PSLV vehicle will travel in its lightest version called stand-alone configuration, as the total payload weight is less. The 380-kilogram earth observation satellite HysIS has a mission life of five years. It can observe the earth surface in multiple frequencies like visible, near infrared and shortwave infrared. It will be placed in a 636 km polar sun-synchronous orbit.
Its co-passengers include a Micro and 29 Nanosatellites that will be injected into a 504 kilometre orbit. 23 of the customer payloads are from the US and one each from Australia, Canada, Columbia, Finland, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Spain. This would be the second launch for the ISRO this month.