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PSLV-C54 successfully places earth observation satellite into orbit

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A Polar Launch Vehicle of on Saturday successfully injected the earth observation (Oceansat) into a sun-synchronous orbit, Indian Space Research Organisation said on Saturday.


The 44.4 metre tall rocket lifted off at a prefixed time at 11.56 am from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at this spaceport at the end of a 25.30-hour countdown. After reaching the intended orbit 17 minutes after PSLV-C54 lifted off, the Earth Observation or the Oceansat successfully separated from the rocket and was placed into orbit, chairman S Somanath said.


Scientists would perform lowering of the rocket to place the other co-passenger satellites into a different orbit which is expected to take place in a two-hour duration. The Earth Observation Satellite-6 is the third-generation satellite in the Oceansat series. This is to provide continuity services of Oceansat-2 spacecraft with enhanced payload specifications as well as application areas.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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