Published On : Wed, Jun 22nd, 2016

ISRO launches 20 satellites in a single mission

isroSriharikota: Indian Space Research Organisation’s trusted workhorse PSLV-C34 lifted-off with 20 satellites at 9.26 am from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.

In its 36th flight, the PSLV-C34 will launch the 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 19 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 560 kg at liftoff into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit.

This will be the fourteenth flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with the use of solid strap-on motors).

The co-passenger satellites are from US, Canada, Germany and Indonesia as well as two satellites from Indian University/Academic Institute.

The total weight of all the 20 satellites carried onboard PSLV-C34 is about 1288 kg.