ISRO successfully launches its 100th satellite

India successfully launched its 100th satellite ‘Cartosat-2 Series‘ from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota Island on Friday.

For the mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) used PSLV-C40 launch vehicle, which is carrying 31 satellites, including three from India and 28 from six other countries.

The weather observation ‘Cartosat-2 Series’ satellite and 29 others will be inserted into a 505-kilometre sun-synchronous orbit after about seventeen and a half minutes since its liftoff.

Later, the payload Microsat developed by the ISRO will be taken down to a lower orbit at 359-kilometre height and launched using the ‘multiple engine switch-on’ method.

This satellite is the seventh remote sensing satellite in its series and has the mission life of five years.

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