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ISRO to launch SCATSAT, 7 other satellites

The satellites are scheduled to be launch on September 26

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Publish Date: Sep 22 2016 11:22AM | Updated Date: Sep 22 2016 11:22AM

ISRO to launch SCATSAT, 7 other satellites

Indian Space Research Organisation said that they are all set to launch SCATSAT-1 for ocean and weather related studies and seven co-passenger satellites into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). 


The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 37th flight, (PSLV-C35) will launch the satellites at 9:12 hours on September 26, 2016 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, ISRO said.


The 377 kg SCATSAT-1 satellite will have satellites from three counties including Algeria, Canada and USA, as well as two satellites from Indian Universities as its co-passenger.


The SCATSAT-1 would be placed into a 720 km Polar SSO, whereas the two Universities satellites and the five foreign satellites will be placed into a 670 km polar orbit.


This is the first mission of PSLV in which it will be launching its payloads into two different orbits. ISRO said PSLV-C35 will be launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP). 


The FLP is situated at Satish Dhawan Space Centre and it will be the 15th flight of PSLV in 'XL' configuration which means with the use of solid strap-on motors.