Watch: PSLV-C51 launched, with Amazonia-1 and 18 Co-passenger satellites onboard

New Delhi : ISRO  launches of PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

WATCH 

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C51), which is the 53rd mission of PSLV, launched Amazonia-1 of Brazil as primary satellite and 18 Co-passenger satellites will lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10:24 am on Sunday.

PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 is the first dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a Government of India company under the Department of Space. The NSIL is undertaking this mission under a commercial arrangement with Spaceflight Inc. USA.

Amazonia-1 is the optical earth observation satellite of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE). This satellite would further strengthen the existing structure by providing remote sensing data to users for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analysis of diversified agriculture across the Brazilian territory.

The 18 co-passenger satellites include four from IN-SPACe (three UNITYsats from the consortium of three Indian academic institutes and One Satish Dhawan Sat from Space Kidz India) and 14 from NSIL.

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