India has launched PSLV C16 Successfully today.
ISRO has announced as "PSLV-C16 successfully launches RESOURCESAT-2, YOUTHSAT & X-SAT"
It was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, India.
It is the 17th successful launch of the PSLV
This Success is very important for the ISRO as it was facing some difficulties recently.
- Last year saw the dramatic back-to-back failures of two of the larger rockets, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, that plunged down into the Bay of Bengal
- Four ISRO made satellites failed one after the other.
- The organisation was singed by the S-band corruption scandal when the ISRO-Devas deal was annulled by the government.
Find below the video of PSLV C16 launch as viewed from South Chennai.
It puts below 3 satellites.
- RESOURCESAT-2 built by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) - the primary satellite is an advanced remote sensing satellite weighing 1206 kg for facilitating the study and management of natural resources.
- YOUTHSAT weighing 92 kg is a joint Indo-Russian satellite for stellar and atmospheric studies.
- X-SAT weighing 106 kg is a microsatellite for imaging applications built by Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
Among the key launches undertaken by the PSLV are India's maiden moon mission Chandrayaan-I in October 2008, four Cartosats and Resourcesat-1.
The Chandrayaan-I has helped NASA to find Water on the Moon.
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