PSLV-C-15 with 5 Satellites launched from Sriharikota: ISRO
On Monday morning, at 9.22 am ISRO (The Indian Space Research Organisation) launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C-15 from Satish Dhawan space centre near Sriharikota spaceport that carries remote sensing Cartosat-2B along with four satellites.
The rocket will place four satellites into orbit that include Alsat from Algeria, two nano satellites from Canada and Switzerland, and a pico (very small) satellite Studsat built by seven engineering students of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
ISRO spokesmen S Satish said “The rocket will put into orbit five satellites including remote sensing satellite Cartosat-2B from India, Alsat from Algeria, two nano satellites from Canada and Switzerland, and a pico (very small) satellite called Studsat built by seven engineering students in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.”
He said that the satellite is aimed to be helpful in urban planning and infrastructure development such as laying ring-roads and re-routing of highways.