PSLV-C36 to lift RESOURCESAT-2A from Sriharikota on Dec 7

| Updated: Dec 05, 2016 01:28 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Dec. 4 (ANI): PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle)-C36 / RESOURCESAT-2A, a remote sensing satellite, is scheduled to be launched on at 10:24 hrs on December 7 from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. PSLV-C36 is the 38th flight of the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) launch vehicle, which will place the 1,235 kg RESOURCESAT-2A into an 817 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). In this flight, the 'XL' version of PSLV with six solid strap-on motors is used. PSLV is the ISRO's versatile launch vehicle for launching multiple satellites in polar SSOs, Low Earth Orbits (LEO) as well as Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and sub GTO. With 36 successful launches, PSLV has emerged as the workhorse launch vehicle of ISRO and is offered for launching satellites for international customers. During 1994-2016 period, PSLV has launched a total of 121 satellites, of which 79 satellites are from abroad and 42 are Indian satellites. (ANI)
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