Microsat (ISRO)

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Microsat
Operator India ISRO
COSPAR ID 2018-004T
SATCAT no. 43128
Mission duration 3 months (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Bus IMS-1
Manufacturer ISRO
Launch mass 130 kilograms (290 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date 12 January 2018
Rocket PSLV-C40
Launch site Satish Dhawan Space Centre (Sriharikota)
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth at 600 km altitude
Period 92 minutes

Microsat is an Earth observing satellite developed by ISRO of India.[1] Its launch marked India's 100 satellites in space.[2] This satellite can capture images as night.[3]

Launch

The satellite was launched on January 12, 2018 by PSLV-C40. It was launched along with Cartosat-2F, INS-1C and 28 satellites from 6 countries[4]. Microsat was separated 1 hour, 45 minutes after first stage ignition.[5] The whole process took 2 hours and 21 minutes, making it the longest mission of PSLV so far.

References

  1. ^ "Official page of MICROSAT". ISRO. January 12, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  2. ^ "ISRO's maiden century". The Hindu. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "ISRO's night images". Times of India. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "PSLV-C40 Brochure". ISRO. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "Longest PSLV mission". INBA. Retrieved January 24, 2018.

See also

External links

  • Official website
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