ISRO achieved another success

Another successful satellite launch by ISRO


Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its second developmental flight of a Small Satellite Launch Vehicle commonly known as SSLV. The launch was held from its first launch pad at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh named Satish Dhawan space centre. SSLVD-D2, in its 15-minutes flight, will attempt to put three satellites into a 450 km circular orbit. It is a 34 m long, 2 m wide vehicle having a lift-off mass of 120 tonnes including three solid propulsion stages and a velocity terminal module.

SSLV-D2 will attempt to launch three satellites that are ISRO-made EOS-07, Janus-1 made by US-based firm Antaris and Chennai-based space start-up SpaceKidz’s AzaadiSAT-2. SSLV will help in launching half quintals of satellites on a launch-on-demand basis. The target for launching SSLV is to provide low-cost access to space, offer low turn-around time and flexibility in managing multiple satellites, and demand minimal launch infrastructure.

ISRO has designed another satellite named EOS-07 which has been developed and launched by ISRO itself. New experiments include Spectrum Monitoring Payload plus mm-Wave Humidity Sounder. While An 8.7 kg satellite, AzaadiSAT-2, is a combined effort of around 750 girl students across India guided by Space Kidz India, Chennai.

On the 9th of August, on its first flight, SSLV was not completely successful. For making the room for improvement in its satellite ISRO conducted research on the failure of the SSLVD-1 satellite. The investigation revealed that the lack of velocity, made the launch vehicle release the satellite into an unstable highly elliptical orbit.

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