ISRO set to launch its 100th satellite today, along with 30 others

Celebrating ISRO’s century Twitterati hail the New Year’s gift

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its 100th satellite at 9.29 am on Friday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. "It is also to a great extent the patronage available from PM Modi, that ISRO registered successes one after the other", reported ANI.

The countdown to launch the PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2, India's 100th satellite with the primary objective of providing high-resolution, scene-specific spot imagery, started on Thursday morning.

Among the 30 co-passenger satellites, 3 microsatellites and 25 nanosatellites will be launched on behalf of six countries - Canada, Finland, France, Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the US. The total weight of all the 31 satellites carried onboard PSLV-C40 is about 1323 kg. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40), which is undertaking its 42nd mission, will carry "Cartosat-2", a weather observation satellite and 30 other satellites.

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle stands poised for liftoff Friday.

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# It will be the third satellite in the Cartosat-2 series.

# Today's launch also marks the first launch for ISRO in 2018 following the unsuccessful mission of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H a year ago. India, too, is sending one micro and nano satellite.

The Cartosat series of satellites, which are indigenous to India, feature panchromatic, multi-spectral cameras operating in Time Delay Integration mode. The surveillance satellite from the "Cartosat 2" series will keep watch on India's hostile neighbours. ISRO had successfully launched Cartosat-2 Series satellite on June 22, 2016.

The PSLV's first failure came a year ago, during its 39th mission. It will boost data services for urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation, monitoring of road networks, water distribution, and land-use mapping, said an HT report.

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