Sriharikota: Indian Space Research Organisation on Friday in its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C38) launched the 712 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation along with 30 co-passenger satellites.
This is India’s 40th mission, apart from the first mission, all 39 missions have been successful.Indian space scientist and the chairman of ISRO Aluru Seelin Kiran Kumar said that PSLV is emerging as a credible launch vehicle for people across the globe.
Talking about the future plans, the ISRO chairman said, “The next PSLV launch is carrying a replacement satellite.
The clocks of one of the first satellites have stopped functioning. So, we need to replace that. Before that, we have a communication satellite GSAT 17, getting launched on 28th of this month.”
Later this year, GSAT-11 will be launched.