ISRO launches 8 satellites from one PSLV Rocket  

RSTV Bureau
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s PSLV C35 carrying SCATSAT-1 and seven other satellites, lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota  Photo-PTI

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s PSLV C35 carrying SCATSAT-1 and seven other satellites, lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota
Photo-PTI

In its longest ever mission spread over two hours, India’s workhorse launch vehicle PSLV on Monday successfully launched eight satellites, including the country’s SCATSAT-1 and five satellites from other nations, in two different orbits to achieve another milestone.

Besides SCATSAT-1, the other satellites which were injected in orbit were two Indian university satellites, PRATHAM and PISAT, three from Algeria– ALSAT-1B, ALSAT-2B and ALSAT-1N and one each from the US and Canada–Pathfinder-1 and NLS-19.

“Mission life of the satellite is five years, SCATSAT-1 will provide data products for weather forecasting, cyclone detection and tracking services to the users,” said ISRO

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s PSLV C35 carrying SCATSAT-1 and seven other satellites, lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota  Photo-PTI

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s PSLV C35 carrying SCATSAT-1 and seven other satellites, lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota
Photo-PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO scientists on the successful launch of advanced weather satellite SCSAT-1 and 7 other satellites, saying their “innovative zeal” has made India proud worldwide.

“Moment of immense joy & pride for India. Congratulations to ISRO on successful launch of PSLV-C35/SCATSAT-1 and 7 co-passenger satellites,” the Prime Minister said in a statement.

“Our space scientists keep scripting history. Their innovative zeal has touched the lives of 125 crore Indians & made India proud worldwide”, he said.

ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar congratulated the scientists and described the achievement as a landmark and said data from SCATSAT would be made available within 180 minutes.