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Isro launches 100th satellite Cartosat-2 series satellite into sun synchronous orbit

13-Jan-2018 in Current Affairs > Science & Technology
  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on 12 Jan 2018 successfully launched a Cartosat-2 series (seventh of the series)weather observation satellite, along with 30 other spacecraft, using its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40), which lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The PSLV-C40 successfully placed the Cartosat-2 series satellite in a sun synchronous orbit.
  • It was the agency’s 100th launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota. 
  • Total 31 satellite was launched and the total weight of all the 31 satellites onboard the PSLV-C40 is about 1323kg.

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