PSLV-C35 was the successful mission of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle program which set eight satellites in space. It was launched on 26 September 2016 by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
Model of the PSLV rocket
|Mission type||Deployment of eight satellites in two different orbits.|
|Mission duration||8,133 seconds|
|Spacecraft||Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle|
|Spacecraft type||Expendable launch vehicle|
|Launch mass||320,000 kilograms (710,000 lb)|
|Payload mass||671.25 kilograms (1,479.9 lb)|
|Dimensions||44.4 metres (146 ft)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||03:42:00, September 26, 2016 (UTC)UTC)(|
|Rocket||Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle|
|Launch site||Sriharikota Launching Range|
|End of mission|
|Deactivated||September 26, 2016|
|Reference system||Polar orbit and|
| India ScatSat-1, PISat & Pratham,|
Algeria Alsat-1B, Alsat-2B & Alsat-1N,
United States Pathfinder-1
|Mass||671.25 kilograms (1,479.9 lb)|
PSLV-C35 was launched at 03:42 hours Coordinated Universal Time (09:12 hours Indian Standard Time) on 26 September 2016 from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
PSLV-C35 was the 37th launch of the PSLV program. It was also the 102nd overall launch by Indian Space Research Organisation. PSLV-C35 was the first spaceflight by ISRO to place satellites in two different orbits with a single rocket. It carried and injected eight satellites built by India, Algeria, Canada and United States.
- Total liftoff weight: 320,000 kilograms (710,000 lb)
- Payload weight: 671.25 kilograms (1,479.9 lb)
- Overall height: 44.4 metres (145.7 ft)
- Maximum altitude: 739.314 kilometres (459 mi)
- Maximum velocity:7,527.63 metres per second (24,697 ft/s) (recorded at time of PS-4 engine restart 2)
- Duration: 8,133 seconds
PSLV-C35 carried and deployed eight satellites in two different orbits in a single mission (Polar and Sun-synchronous orbit). This was the first time India had placed satellites in two orbits in a single mission. The vehicle carried three satellites from India (ScatSat-1, PISat & Pratham), three satellites from Algeria (Alsat-1B, 2B & 1N), one each from Canada (NLS-19) and the United States (Pathfinder-1).
|India||ISRO||ScatSat-1||1||377 kg||Miniaturized satellite||Weather forecasting, cyclone prediction and tracking.|
|IIT Bombay||Pratham||1||10 kg||Nanosatellite||Research satellite.|
|PES Institute of Technology||PISat||1||5.25 kg||Remote sensing.|
|Algeria||Agence Spatiale Algerienne||Alsat-1B||1||103 kg||Earth observation satellite||Agricultural and disaster monitoring.|
|Alsat-2B||1||117 kg||Monitoring natural resources.|
|Alsat-1N||1||7 kg||Nanosatellite||Technology demonstration satellite.|
|USA||Spaceflight Industries||Pathfinder-1||1||44 kg||Earth observation, micro-satellite||Earth imaging.|
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