Bengaluru: Countdown to launch PSLV-C51 / Amazonia-1 Mission from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh (Andhra Pradesh) on Saturday. It started.
18 other satellites to be sent with Amazonia-1
The Indian Space Research Organization said in a statement here that PSLV-C51 is the 53rd mission of PSLV. With this rocket, 18 other satellites will also be sent into space along with Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite. The rocket will be launched from Sriharikota, about 100 km from Chennai.
The time to launch the rocket is 10:24 am on February 28, depending on the weather conditions.
Countdown for the launch of # PSLVC51/ Amazonia-1 mission commenced today at 0854Hrs (IST) from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.
Launch is scheduled tomorrow at 1024 Hrs IST. pic.twitter.com/XRx3isDsGm
– ISRO (@isro) February 27, 2021
The countdown started at 8.45 am. The PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) C51 / Amazonia-1 is the first dedicated commercial mission of ISRO’s commercial arm NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).
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Satellite will provide data for analysis of agriculture
The statement about Amazonia-1 states that this satellite will provide remote sensing data to users for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analysis of diverse agriculture in the Brazilian region and further strengthen the existing framework.
Launch rehearsal of # PSLVC51 completed today. Launch scheduled at 1024 hrs IST on February 28, 2021.
– ISRO (@isro) February 25, 2021
On February 25, 2021, the PSLV-C51 rocket launch rehearsal was completed.