Indian Space Research Organization recently launched its smallest rocket SSLV-D2 carrying 3 satellites. The launch was conducted at 9:18 AM on Friday, Feb 10 in Sriharikota Satish Dhawan Space Center. The three satellites were launched successfully using the SSLV-D2 launch vehicle.
The EOS-07, Janus-1, and AzaadiSAT-2 satellites were carried aboard the launch vehicle, which was designed to place them in a circular orbit of 450 km. ISRO chief said “We analyzed the issues faced in SSLV-D1 and made the necessary changes. Now, the vehicle was invented very fast to make missile launches successfully.
#ISRO launches Small Satellite Launch Vehicle #SSLVD2 carrying EOS-07and 2 co-passenger satellites
Janus-1and AzaadiSAT-2 into 450km circular orbit pic.twitter.com/f6wxLLnGVJ
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) February 10, 2023
ISRO Releases Three Satellites
As per the reports, the three satellites were developed by 750 girl students. The three missiles launched during the event include:
|AzaadiSAT-2||SpaceKidZ (Chennai based-startup)|
The satellites SSLV offers “launch-on-demand” services for satellites weighing up to 500 kg into low Earth orbit during the 15-minute SSLV-D2 operation. The missile consists of a velocity terminal module and three solid propulsion stages.
|SSLV-D2 Size Specs|
|Mass Vehicle||120 tonne|
ISRO Uplifts Girl Power
The Indian space association has currently launched three small satellites, out of which AzaadiSAT-2 was built by 750 girl students from around the country. The satellite weighs just 8.7 kg and the satellite was built under the supervision of Super Kidz India in Chennai.
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