Link Copied

LIVE: India's mega satellite launch aboard PSLV-C43 underway

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS) along with 30 other foreign commercial satellites today from the Sriharikota launch centre using the PSLV C43 rocket.

12:35 PM
Hutton added that the key to the mission's success was employing the lighter version of the PSLV called the 'Core Alone' version. With this launch, the PSLV launchers have completed 45 missions, with the PSLV C-43 mission being the 43rd successful mission.
12:32 PM
The success of the PSLV C-43 is an accomplishment because with the success of this mission, the reliability of the launch vehicle has reached more than 97%. According to R. Hutton, the Mission Director, this proves the versatility of the launcher in injecting multiple satellites into multiple orbits.
(Photo source: YouTube/Doordarshan)
12:23 PM
S. Pandian, the director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR - ISRO, stated that ISRO has reached new milestone with the launch of 270 satellites from 28 countries.
(Photo source: YouTube/Doordarshan)
12:20 PM
"Having analysed HySIS performance after ejection, all the operations have been completed, both the solar panels have been deployed successfully. All are normal, including the DGA antenna release as well," according to P. Kunhikrishnan, the Director of U R Rao Satellite Center (URSC)
(Photo source: YouTube/Doordarshan)
12:13 PM
Dr K Sivan addresses the nation saying that, "I would like to compliment, congratulate and thank the entire team ISRO for achieving such a wonderful mission within 2 weeks after achieving another major mission."
(Photo source: YouTube/Doordarshan) The last mission was the launch of the India's communication satellite, the GSAT-29, from Sriharikota on November 14 using its heaviest rocket, the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV-MkIII) weighing 3,423 kg.
12:13 PM
S. Somanath, the Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), told the press that, "We will come back again for the next launch of the GSLV in another 20 days. It’s getting ready with the GSLV F-11 and GSAT 7A. See you again at that time."
(Photo source: YouTube/Doordarshan)
11:59 AM
ISRO's next launch is scheduled from French Guinea on December 05 at 2PM. It will be the launch of India's heaviest satellite to date, the GSAT-11.
11:54 AM
GLOBAL SAT 1 just separated from the rocket. All 31 satellites' separation has been confirmed. The PSLV C-43 mission is as success.
(Photo source: ISRO/PIB)
11:53 AM
GLOBAL SAT 1 just separated from the rocket. All 31 satellites' separation has been confirmed. The PSLV C-43 mission is as success.
11:50 AM
14 satellites have been ejected into orbit so far.
11:50 AM
All the satellites are being ejected at 5-10 second intervals.
11:35 AM
PSLV-C43 has successfully injected HySIS into sun-synchronous polar orbit.
(Photo source: twitter/ISRO)
11:32 AM
While the launch of 31 satellites is a massive undertaking, ISRO holds the record for launching a total of 104 satellites on February 15,2017 — the highest in the world.
11:29 AM
The HySIS satellite is also endearing called 'Chhota Bheem' — nicknamed after a popular Indian cartoon character — since it's considered to be relatively light at only 380 kgs.
11:28 AM
ISRO's chairman, Dr K Sivan stated, "HySIS is a very rare satellite with a super-sharp eye, and very few countries have indigenously mastered this technology."
11:25 AM
Falling under the gambit of Earth observation (EO), experts have called the use of this technology as capturing a 'CATSCAN' of Earth from space.
11:24 AM
The HySIS satellite's primary objective is to collect data to help with analysis of agriculture, soil quality, coastal zones and inland waters among other geological environments.
10:40 AM
The technology that makes the HySIS capable of hyperspectral imaging is India's endogenously developed optical imaging detector chip by the Space Applications Centre (SAC) and manufactured by Semi Conductor Limited (SCL).
(Photo source: ISRO)
10:33 AM
The primary goal of the HySIS satellite is to study the Earth's surface using hyperspectral imagery. Hyperspectral imaging consists of much narrower bands as compared to multispectral imagery.
10:31 AM
All of the satellite on board the PSLV-C43 have commercial contracts with ISRO's commercial arm, Antrix Corportation Limited.
10:27 AM
Co-passenger nano-satellites of India's HySIS are 23 US satellites and one each from Australia, Canada, Columbia, Finland, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Spain.
10:17 AM
PSLV-C43 in flight minutes after lift-off
(Photo source: ISRO/PIB)
10:03 AM
PSLVC43 has a successful lift off with 31 satellites including Hysis
09:57 AM
Countdown underway for launch of PSLV-C-43/Hysis from Satish Dhawan Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
(Photo Credit: ISRO )
09:48 AM
Here are the types of satellites in the launch
09:40 AM
Few facts about the PSLV launch
08:32 AM
The countdown for the PSLV-C43 launch has begun
08:29 AM
Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming launch
08:28 AM
India has already experimented with imaging spectroscopy when it launched the Chandrayaan-1, which had a hyperspectral camera on board to help map out the mineral resources available on the moon.
08:27 AM
Hyperspectral imaging — also called imaging spectroscopy or hypex imaging — enables satellites to distinctly identify objects from outer space.
08:21 AM
HySIS will help India monitor atmospheric activity, climate change, and help with the assessment of Earth’s magnetic field using its imaging tools.
08:14 AM
It's payload will include India’s own earth observation satellite, the Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS) , and 30 other satellites that will lift off from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR Sriharikota.
08:13 AM
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its 45th flight PSLV-C43 at 9.59am today.