ISRO successfully launches SSLV D2, places satellites in orbit
The second edition satellite, which was launched into space at 9.18 am, carried 156.3 kg EOS-07 satellite along with other small satellites
SRIHARIKOTA: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday launched the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV-D2) into space successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) in Sriharikota of Tirupati district.
The second edition satellite, which was launched into space at 9.18 am, carried 156.3 kg EOS-07 satellite along with other small satellites, 11.5 kg Antares of the USA, 11.5 kg Janus-1 and 8.7 kg AzadiSAT-2. The last two satellites were developed by government high school students under the supervision of Chennai Spacekidz India.
Post the launch of SSLV-D2, the EOS-07 satellite was put into orbit at an altitude of 450 km after 785 seconds, followed by Janus-1 after 880 seconds, and finally AzadiSAT-2 after 900 seconds during its 13.02-minute flight.
ISRO Chairman S Somanath congratulated the three satellite teams on the occasion for placing the satellites in the right orbit with precision at their pre-designated time. He said that they had
analysed the problems faced in SSLV-D1, identified corrective actions and implemented them at a brisk pace to ensure the successful launch of the second edition vehicle.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy also congratulated the ISRO and its scientists for successfully launching the second edition of the SSLV rocket on Friday.