SRIHARIKOTA: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched the PSLV-C43 with a payload of 31 satellites from eight countries. This launch took place from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
The Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS), weighting 380 kg an earth observation satellite developed by ISRO, is the primary satellite of the PSLV-C43 mission.
As per ISRO The satellite will be placed in 636 km polar sun synchronous orbit (SSO) with an inclination of 97.957 deg. The mission life of the satellite is 5 years. The 30 commercial satellites, including one micro and 29 nano satellites are from eight countries. Of the total 30 satellites whose combined weight is 261.5 kg, 23 are from US. All these satellites have been commercially contracted for launch through ISRO’s commercial arm Antrix Corporation Limited.