Amravati (Andhra Pradesh), 28 February: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has added another feather in its cap on Sunday, as the Indian spacecraft carrying the Brazilian satellite for the first time has departed from the Satish Dhawan ( Sriharikota) Space Centre (SDSC).
This is the first launch of the ISRO in 2021. It was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) SHAR of Sriharikota on February 28 mornings at 10.24 am.
ISRO Chairman Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan has said that this is the first launch of this year and this commercial mission has been successfully launched. This first space mission of India in 2021 will be long enough for PSLV rocket as its flight time will be 1 hour 55 minutes and 7 seconds.
Meanwhile, Amazonia-1 weighing 637 kg is the first Brazilian satellite launched from India. It is the optical earth observation satellite of the National Institute for Space Research (NISR). ISRO has launched 19 satellites.
However, the Brazilian satellite will analyze agricultural diversity. In addition, the satellite will provide remote sensing data to users for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analysis of diverse agriculture in the Brazilian region.
The countdown for PSLV-C51 / Amazonia-1 mission started at 8.45 am on Saturday morning. PSLV-C51 is the 53rd mission of PSLV.
The top panel of this spacecraft has a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi engraved on it to express solidarity and gratitude for the Prime Minister’s self-reliant initiative and space privatization. Along with this, ‘Bhagavad Gita’ in a secured digital card was also sent.
It is also a special day for ISRO’s commercial arm NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). ISRO is headquartered in Bengaluru. The PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) C51 / Amazonia-1 is NSIL’s first dedicated commercial mission launched under the commercial management of Seattle’s satellite rideshare and mission management provider Spaceplight Inc. in the US.