ISRO launches PSLV-C51 carrying Brazil’s Amazonia-1 and 18 different satellites

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For the primary time, a Brazilian satellite tv for pc was launched by an Indian rocket from Sriharikota spaceport on Sunday. This additionally marked Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) first launch of 2021.

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Congratulating the Brazilian group post-launch, ISRO Chief Okay Sivan stated, “In this mission, India and ISRO, feel extremely proud to launch the first satellite designed, integrated by Brazil. The satellite is in very good health. I congratulate the Brazilian team.”

PSLV-C51 rocket, which is the 53rd mission of PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle), launched Amazonia-1 of Brazil as major satellite tv for pc and 18 co-passenger payloads from the primary launchpad of the Sriharikota spaceport in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. The blastoff was scheduled at 10.24 hours from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, the place the countdown commenced at 08.54 hours on Saturday for the PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 mission.

These co-passenger satellites embody Satish Dhawan Sat (SD SAT) from Chennai-based Space Kidz India (SKI). A photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been engraved on the highest panel of this spacecraft. “This is to show solidarity and gratitude for his (PM’s) Aatmanirbhar initiative and space privatisation,” stated SKI, which can be sending up “Bhagavad Gita” in SD (secured digital) card.

PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 can be the primary devoted industrial mission of Bengaluru-headquartered ISRO’s industrial arm NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) which is enterprise it underneath an association with US-based satellite tv for pc rideshare and mission administration supplier Spaceflight Inc.

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The 637-kg Amazonia-1, which is the primary Brazilian satellite tv for pc to be launched from India, is the optical earth commentary satellite tv for pc of National Institute for Space Research (INPE).”This satellite tv for pc would additional strengthen the present construction by offering distant sensing knowledge to customers for
monitoring deforestation within the Amazon area and evaluation of diversified agriculture throughout the Brazilian territory,” an ISRO assertion stated.

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)