ISRO is all set to launch its workhorse rocket PSLV-C43 carrying India’s earth observation satellite HysIS and 30 co-passenger satellites, including 23 from the US, from Sriharikota on November 29.
The space agency said the 45th flight of PSLV will be launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.
“HysIS is an earth observation satellite developed by ISRO. It is the primary satellite of the PSLV-C43 mission.
The satellite will be placed in 636 km polar sun synchronous orbit (SSO) with an inclination of 97.957 deg. The mission life of the satellite is five years,” ISRO said.
Talking to the media on Wednesday, Mr. Sivan said: “HysIS is the country’s first- ever innovative satellite that shall provide hyperspectral imaging for advanced earth observation which will be an added advantage in watching over from space varied sectors like defence, agriculture and mineral exploration.
The satellite will be injected into the space on PSLV C43.
The launch is also important as it is carrying about 30 customer satellites of other countries along with it.
The condition of the weather is satisfactory and the launch will be carried out at the scheduled time around 10 a.m. on Thursday.