Wednesday 17th of January 2018

Follow Us

Breaking News

ISRO to launch “Cartosat-2 Series” satellite using PSLV rocket into space

New Delhi,Jan 12:-- Indian Space Research Organisation is all set to launch the “Cartosat-2 Series” satellite riding on PSLV rocket this morning.

 

The rocket will lift off at 9.29 hours from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, about 90 kilometres from Chennai.

 

The “Cartosat-2 Series” and 29 other satellites will be inserted into a 505-kilometre sun-synchronous orbit after about seventeen and a half minutes since its lift off.

 

 

 

Later, the payload Microsat developed by the ISRO will be taken down to a lower orbit at 359-kilometre height and launched using the ‘multiple engine switch-on’ method.

 

This will be the fourth time the novel method would be used by the ISRO for placing satellites in multiple orbits in a single flight. It will also be one of the longest duration flights that will last for over two hours twenty-two minutes into space.

 

The satellite “Cartosat-2 Series” is the seventh remote sensing satellite in its series and has the mission life of five years. Its uses include monitoring urban and rural applications, coastal land use regulation, managing services like road networks and water distribution, detecting changes in geographical features and creation of land use maps.

Related Sci & Tech News

Black hole research could aid understanding of how small galaxies evolve

 Washington,Jan 16:-- Scientists have solved a cosmic mystery by finding evidence that supermassive black holes prevent stars forming in some smaller galaxies.   These giant black holes are over a million times more massive than the sun and sit in the centre of galaxies sending out powerfu....

NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission surpasses expectations flying to new heights in 2017

Washington,Jan 15:-- In the cold vacuum of space, four satellites travel through the darkness, cruising around Earth at speeds up to 22,300 miles per hour. These spacecraft comprise NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, called MMS for short. Looking at electric and magnetic fields, hot plasmas, ....

Blue Origin tests rocket engine as US seeks to replace Russian RD-180

Washington,Jan 13:-- The new engine has been in development for seven years already. The US space program currently relies on the RD-180 engine to propel the Atlas V rocket, the only American vehicle capable of sending heavy payloads into orbit.   American aerospace company Blue Origin has rele....

ISRO launches Cartosat 2 Series satellite along with 30 others; President & PM congratulate scientists

New Delhi,Jan 12:-- India today successfully launched weather observation satellite Cartosat 2 Series and 29 other spacecraft onboard its dependable Polar rocket from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.   A jubilant ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar announced that the Cartosat 2 Series satellite, the seve....

ISRO Satellite Launch: Space Agency Slams Century With 2018's First Lift-Off

New Delhi,Jan 12:-- The 30 other satellites comprise one micro and nano satellite each from India as well as three micro and 25 nano satellites from six countries — Canada, Finland, France, Korea, the United Kingdom and United States of America.   Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organi....

Links
Contact
Editor :
Jagadananda Pradhan
Email :
fastmailmedia@gmail.com
fastmail@yahoo.com
Mob :(+91) 9437155542
Ph : 06764 223911
Contact Us
© 2015 Fast Mail Media Pvt Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Developed by : FM Media Pvt Ltd.