Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched its 100 satellites while creating history. The name of the satellite from PSLV series is Cartosat-2. This satellite is also known as ‘Eye in the Sky’ because it is designed to take pictures from the space. The special thing is that it will keep a close watch on Pakistan-based terrorist bases.
This launch is also very special for India because before that the PSLV-39 mission had failed but after working on it, Indian scientists once again launched it. Actually, it is a big deal to re-launch a mission.
PM Modi congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of the Satellite. Terming this New Year’s gift, the PM said that these changes in the technology will help the country’s citizens, farmers, and fishermen.
The Main purpose of the cartosat-2 is to send high-quality photos. It will be used to make maps. There are multispectral cameras in it. This will monitor coastal areas, urban-rural areas, roads and water distribution etc.
At the morning of 9.29 from PSLV-C40 rocket, 31 satellites were launch at Satish Dhawan space center, Sriharikota
The PSLV carries 31 satellites in total from countries including India and six other countries Canada, Finland, Korea, France, United Kingdom and America.
This mission is a unique one since the satellites were launched in two orbits. Thirty of the satellites were launched in an orbit 550 km about, and one 359-km above the Earth
ISRO’s workhorse PSLV rocket weighs nearly 320 tonnes and stands up to 44.4 meters, equivalent to a 15-storey building.