Sriharikota: 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.