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Former ISRO director on 100th satellite launch

ISRO begins countdown to launch 31 satellites tomorrow All you need to know about India's 100th satellite
Laurie Berry | 12 January, 2018, 09:11

A jubilant A.S. Kiran Kumar, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), announced that the Cartosat-2 satellite, the seventh in the series, and a nanosatellite and 28 commercial payloads were successfully injected into orbit by the PSLV C-40, in the space of 17 minutes after liftoff. "The PSLV had a very successful run up to its 39th mission (PSLV-C39), which was a setback as the heat shield failed to separate", Annadurai had stated. Three micro and 25 nano satellites from six countries namely Canada, Finland, France, Republic of Korea, UK and US, make up the other payload.

# "The micro satellite will be India's 100th satellite in space", ISRO Satellite Centre Director M. Annadurai said.

The 44.4-metre tall Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) roared into a clear sky after a flawless lift-off at 9.29 am following a 28-hour countdown.

"The launch by "@isro signifies both its glorious achievements, and also the bright future of India's space programme", he said a tweet.

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"The problem is properly understood and rectified", he said.

Its uses include monitoring urban and rural applications, coastal land use regulation, managing services like road networks and water distribution, detecting changes in geographical features and creation of land use maps.

"PM Narendra Modi has arranged a brainstorming session between space scientists and officials from different government departments so that they could understand the diverse applications of space technology in transforming India", he added. Cartosat 2, the surveillance satellite is going to oversee the launched satellite and note if there are any dangers or hostile elements from the neighboring countries. The total weight of all the 31 satellites onboard the PSLV-C40 is about 1323kg.

It will mark the PSLV's return-to-flight after a four-month grounding in the wake of a failure in August. The countdown started+ after the Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) gave the clearance on Wednesday.

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