ISRO's PSLV-C50 successfully injects communication satellite CMS-01 into orbit

Sriharikota: Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) workhorse rocket PSLV-C50 on Thursday successfully injected into orbit India's latest communication satellite CMS-01, the space agency said.

The communication satellite is envisaged for providing services in Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum covering India, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands.

The satellite has a life span of seven years, ISRO said. 

The polar satellite launch vehicle's 52nd mission lift-off took place at 3.41 pm from the second launch pad at the spaceport of Sriharikota.

 

CMS-01 is the 42nd communication satellite of the space agency and it is envisaged for providing services in Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum covering India, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands.

PSLV-C50 is the 22nd flight of PSLV in 'XL' configuration (equipped with six strap-on motors), and the launch would be the 77th launch vehicle mission from Sriharikota, about 120 km from Sriharikota.

It follows the successful launch of PSLV-C49 (EOS-01) earth observation satellite and nine customer spacecraft on November 7 which was ISRO's first mission of the year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

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