Sriharikota: In a textbook mission, India’s workshorse launch car PSLV-C50 at present efficiently injected communication satellite tv for pc CMS-01 within the exact orbit.
After a 25-hour countdown, throughout which propellant filling operations had been carried out within the 44.four m tall four-stage launch car, PSLV-C50 took off majestically from the Second Launch Pad at 3.41 pm from the SHAR Vary right here.
About 20 minutes after the raise off, the CMS-01 satellite tv for pc was efficiently injected into the Geosynchronous Switch Orbit (GTO) after the ignition and separation of all of the 4 levels.
Addressing the scientits from the Mission Management Centre, a beaming ISRO Chairman Ok Sivan mentioned ‘I’m extraordinarily
glad to declare that PSLV-C50 has efficiently injected CMS-01 precisily within the pre-defined sub-GTO orbit. The satellite tv for pc is functioning very properly and in one other 4 days from now, it is going to be positioned within the particular slot within the GTO,’ he added.
Subsequently, this satellite tv for pc will operate as a continuation of GSAT satellite tv for pc launched 11 years again, Sivan mentioned.
‘I’m positive that this satellite tv for pc will do all of the capabilities as deliberate’, he added.
Attributing at present’s wonderful success to the arduous work and devoted effort by group ISRO, Sivan mentioned the launch car group and the satellite tv for pc group tirelessly labored throughout the pandemic situation with a minimal variety of group and completed to job.
‘Kudos to group ISRO for launch car and satellite tv for pc groups’, he mentioned.
With a mission lifetime of seven years, CMS-01 is a communication satellite tv for pc envisaged for offering companies in extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum.
The extended-C Band protection will embrace Indian mainland, Andaman-Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.
CMS-01 is the 42nd Communication Satellite tv for pc of India.
PSLV-C50 is the 22nd flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with six strap-on motors).
That is the 77th launch mission for ISRO from the spaceport of Sriharikota and the 52nd Flight of the PSLV.
That is additionally the second mission for ISRO in 2020 after its launch schedules had been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
On November seven, PSLV efficiently launched EOS-01 and 9 worldwide buyer satellites from Sriharikota.