Updated: December 17, 2020 8:56:50 pm
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Thursday introduced that its PSLV-C50 rocket has successfully positioned communication satellite CMS-01 into orbit.
“Satellite is functioning very well and will be placed in a specified slot in another 4 days. Teams worked very well and safely under COVID-19 pandemic situation,” ISRO Chairman Dr Ok Sivan introduced.
The communication satellite is envisaged for offering companies in Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum protecting India, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands. It is the 42nd communication satellite of the area company.
PSLV-C50 is the 22nd flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (outfitted with six strap-on motors), and it was the 77th launch car mission from Sriharikota, about 120 km from Chennai.
It follows the profitable launch of PSLV-C49 (EOS-01) earth statement satellite and 9 buyer spacecraft on November 7 which was ISRO’s first mission of the yr amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to ISRO, the satellite has a life span of seven years.
-Inputs from PTI
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