India on Thursday night Started the year’s space campaign by putting into orbit defence imaging satellite”Microsat R” for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Also students-built nano-satellite”Kalamsat” at a Duplicate book style.
The notable facets of this space mission are flying of a new variant of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), switching off and on of the fourth phase engine couple of occasions, and use of fourth phase as an orbital stage carrying Kalamsat.
Following the successful launch, ISRO Chairman K Sivan stated:”The mission is a grand victory. The PSLV rocket precisely injected the Microsat R in its designated orbit.”
Sivan stated, this PSLV rocket isn’t an another PSLV rocket lot of invention have been incorporated in it like the usage of aluminum tank in the fourth phase and using it as a orbital platform for the five member student team and Space Kidz India constructed nano-satellite Kalamsat.
He explained, the Indian space agency is ready to help all Indian students to conduct space experiments while ISRO would do the research for the benefit of the nation.
In 11.37pm, the 44.4-metre tall rocket blasted off by the very first launch pad here.
With the ferocious orange flame in its tail light up the night skies, the enemy slowly gained speed and went up and up hammering the people in the rocketport, together with the rocket’s engine sound like a rolling thunder adding to the delight.
More thrilling aspect came in if rocket’s fourth-stageengine was cut/switched off just over 13 minutes following the lift-off.
A minute after the DRDO’s satellite satellite Microsat R has been ejected in an altitude of about 277 km.
Speaking to IANS earlier, Sivan said the Microsat R is a 700kg satellite for DRDO.
“There’s increased need for satellites from strategic sectors. About six-seven satellites are planned to be constructed,” a senior official told IANS earlier.
The GSAT-7 and GSAT-7A will be both dedicated military communication satellites, while all other ground monitoring and communication satellites found earlier were of double use – defence and civilian.
The PSLV is a four-stage engine expendable rocket with alternating liquid and solid gas.
In its normal configuration, the rocket could have six strap-on motors hugging its very first phase.
But the 44.4-metre tall rocket which lifted off Thursday had two strap-on motors along with its configuration is called PSLV-DL.
At about 100 minutes after the lift-off, the rocket’s fourth stage was changed again for few seconds until it was again cut off.
Finally, at approximately 103 minutes following the rocket left the earth, the fourth phase began its role as an orbital platform carrying Kalamsat at an elevation of 450 kilometers.
Kalamsat is a payload developed by students as well as Chennai-based Space Kidz India and also the first to utilize the rocket’s fourth stage within an orbital platform.
Based on Srimathy Kesan, Founder CEO of Space Kidz India, Kalamsat is a 10cm cube, 1.2 kg communication satellite with a life span of two months. The satellite price is approximately Rs 12 lakh.