The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched PSLV-C43. This launch took place from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Marking the 45th mission that uses the polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) rocket, ISRO launched its latest Earth-mapping satellite, HysIS, as part of the mission.
The HysIS satellite adds a mass of 360kg to the payload, and launched beside 30 other satellites from eight nations. Out of these, 23 are from the United States. These smaller satellites will add a weight of 281.4kg to the payload, and adds to ISRO’s list of 239 foreign satellites that have already been launched.
Source: The Indian Express
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