ISRO is all set to launch HysIS with 30 small satellites from 8 countries on Thursday

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On 29th November, ISRO will be launching India’s earth observation satellite Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite along with 30 small satellites from eight different countries. ISRO said that PSLV-CA will launch with the 380kg HysIS and 30 overseas satellites altogether weighing 261.5 kg.

According to ISRP PSLV rocket will complete the mission in just over 112minutes after the rocket takes off. The PSLV rocket will place HysIS satellite with a mission lifespan of 5 years in 636km polar sun-synchronous orbit. The space agency informed that the rocket will be bought to a lower altitude at around 503km from 642km.

The main mission of HysIS is to study about the earth’s surface near infrared and shortwave infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. As co-passenger of HysIS there will be 1micro and 29 nanosatellites from eight different countries. All these satellites will be placed in an orbit of 504km. As 23 satellites will be from the US and there will be a balance from Australia, Canada, Columbia, Finland, Malaysia, Netherlands, and Spain.

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The space agency said that Antrix Corporation Limited is the commercial arm of ISRO. Their third generation launch vehicle is PSLV. It carries up to 1,750kg of payload into polar SSO of 600km altitude. In addition, PSLV has been launched planetary mission and also satellite into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit as far ISRO

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