The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has recently successfully dropped 31 satellites sequentially in space, while travelling at over 27,000 kilometres per hour. The organization has now released some pictures and videos of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in the space.
In the video, we see the heat shield separating from the vehicle. Cartosat 2, the heaviest of the satellites carried by the rocket, was the first to be ejected. The surveillance satellite that weighs 710 kilograms will also help India monitor its borders and keep an eye on neighbors.
As the rocket flew against a sullen skyline, the smaller satellites from foreign vendors were placed in orbit, one after the other. Lastly, India’s 100th indigenously built satellite “Microsat” was put in orbit, nearly one hour and forty-five minutes into the mission. You can watch the video below (Courtesy – isro.gov.in).
The rocket lifted off at 9.29 am from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. On board were satellites from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Republic of Korea and Finland. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of the rocket.