Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the country’s newest satellite named EMISAT, from Sriharikota launch station. The spacecraft meant to provide electronic intelligence to the Armed Forces is the first of its kind for the country. The EMISAT was launched in its 47th Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission, along with 28 other customer satellites, onboard the advanced PSLV-C45 Rocket.
Many First In The Launch:
- The mission is the first time ISRO is launching satellites in three different orbits.
- The PSLV-C45 launch vehicle is also the first PSLV rocket to use four strap-on motors. The four strap-on motor rockets are from the PSLV-QL range.
- This is the first time it has been envisaged to provide a micro-gravity environment for research organizations and academic institutes to perform experiments.
- The PSLV-C45 is also the first launch to use solar panels to make the fourth stage last longer in orbit. Using the solar panels in the fourth stage, the PSLV can provide power to attached payloads almost indefinitely.
- PSLV-C45: First Launch Vehicle to Use Solar Propulsion
The PSLV C-45 rocket has four stages:
Stage 1: Composite Solid
Stage 2: Earth Storable Liquid
Stage 3: Composite Solid
Stage 4: Solar panels.
The mission is carrying the EMISAT intelligence satellite and the Bluewalker1, along with secondary payloads like the Lemur M6P Lemur-2 X1, Lemur-2 X2, Lemur-2 X3 and the Lemur-2 X4, out of the total 30-satellite payload. The Lemur M6P is to be launched in sun-synchronous orbits.