Earlier today, India launches another Space craft successfully setting the record of consecutive 36th successful launch. Multiple satellites from one rocket into two different orbits. India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty-seventh flight (PSLV-C35), launches the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 for weather related studies and seven co-passenger satellites into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).

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The space craft lifted off from Sriharikota at 9.12am carrying eight satellites- 3 from India, including the weather satellite SCATSAT-1, 3 from Algeria, and one each from Canada and the US.

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Residents photograph the launch of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s PSLV-C35 (AFP)

The 371-kg SCATSAT-1, launched within 17 minutes of takeoff, it will study oceans and help in weather forecasting, including cyclone detection.

“SCATSAT-1 has been successfully injected in orbit,” said the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro).

The remaining seven were be put into orbit around two hours later.

“Our space scientists keep scripting history. Their innovative zeal has touched the lives of 125 crore Indians and made India proud worldwide,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

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Other Satellites

  • ALSAT-1B, ALSAT-2B, ALSAT-1N from Algeria.
  • NLS-19 from Canada
  • Pathfinder-1 from USA.
  • two satellites PRATHAM from IIT Bombay and PISAT from PES University, Bengaluru.
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