INDIA: The last Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission of the year will be launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
The PSLV-C54 mission, which will launch from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, will carry nine satellites, including eight nanosatellites.
This will be the PSLV’s fifth and final launch in 2022, marking its 56th flight from India. The Earth Observation Satellite-6, also known as Oceansat-3, will be the primary satellite of the 44.4-meter rocket, launching with a lift-off mass of 321 tonnes.
The satellite will be placed in a polar orbit known as a sun-synchronous orbit, in which spacecraft passing over the poles are synchronised with the sun.
This indicates that they are synchronised to maintain the same constant position with respect to the sun at all times.
The sun-synchronous orbit, according to the European Space Agency, guarantees that the satellite always travels to the same location at the same local time.
On Saturday at 11:56 a.m., the PSLV-C54 mission carrying Oceansat-3 is planned to launch from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Center.
Two orbit adjust thrusters (OCTs) that were added to the PSLV-C54 vehicle’s propulsion bay ring will be used to change the orbit after the primary satellite in Orbit-1 is separated during the 24th flight of the PSLV-XL version.
On Saturday, ISRO will launch nine satellites into orbit, including the main spacecraft EOS-06 and eight nanosatellites created jointly by India and Bhutan and by private enterprises.
The third-generation Oceansat satellite, the Earth Observation Satellite-06, is intended to provide Oceansat-2 spacecraft continuity services with improved payload specifications and application regions.
As part of the PSLV-C54 mission, ISRO will launch the ISRO Nano Satellite-2 for Bhutan (INS-2B) spacecraft. NanoMx and APRS-Digipeater are the two payloads that INS-2B will carry.
PSLV-C-54 will also launch Anand, a nanosatellite technology demonstration that aims to show off the practical uses for scaled-down earth observation cameras.
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