PSLV launches Oceansat-2 and six nano satellites
Indian scientists at ISRO successfully launched Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV- C-14) from Sriharikota on Wednesday which in turn released India’s 16th remote-sensing satellite Oceansat-2 and six nano European satellites.
The launch was carried out as per schedule at 11.51 am and ended at 12.06 pm.
The PSLV- C-14 rocket first released Oceansat-2, weighing 960 kg, at an altitude of 720 km above the earth in a sun-synchronous orbit (SSO), followed by the four nano satellites, called Cubesats, each weighing one kg. The remaining two, each weighing eight kg, were attached to the rocket’s fourth stage.
Of the six nano satellites, four are from Germany, one is from Switzerland and one from Turkey.