Tomorrow morning, ISRO will launch Oceansat and 8 more satellites. Find Out More.

The launch of Earth Observation Satellite (Octon) and eight other customer satellites on a PSLV-C54 rocket from Sriharikotas spaceport, 115 kilometers from Chennai . The mission would be one of the longest undertaken by ISRO scientists .

Chennai: On Friday, scientists from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) began the countdown to the launch of Earth Observation Satellite (Octon) and eight other customer satellites on a PSLV-C54 rocket from Sriharikota's spaceport, 115 kilometers from Chennai.The primary payload of the rocket is an Oceansat, which would be separated in orbit-1, while the eight other nano-satellites would be placed in different orbits based on The PSLV-XL version will take its 24th flight.The mission would be one of the longest undertaken by ISRO scientists, who would launch the rocket to change orbits using two-orbit change thrusters (OCTs) used in the PSLV-C54 launch vehicle.The Earth Observation Satellite is scheduled to be launched in orbit-1, while the passenger satellites will be separated in Orbit-2, at an altitude of 742 km about 20 minutes after lift-off.

According to ISRO, the last payload separation is planned to take place at an altitude of 528 kilometers.The Earth Observation Satellite-6 is the third-generation satellite in the Oceansat family.This will enable Oceansat-2 spacecraft to have enhanced payload specifications as well as use cases.The goal of the mission is to ensure data continuity for ocean colour and wind vector data in order to sustain the operational applications.

The NanoMx is a multispectral optical imaging payload developed by the Space Applications Center, while the APRS-Digipeater payload is jointly developed by the Department of Information Technology and Telecom, Bhutan, and U R Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru.The Anand satellite is a technology demonstrator satellite for the internet of things, while Astrocast is a payload from Spaceflight, the United States.

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