ISRO to launch HysIS, 30 foreign satellites on November 29
28, Nov 2018, 6:38 PM
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the rocket PSLV-C43 carrying India's earth observation satellite, Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) and 30 overseas satellites, including 23 from the US, from Sriharikota on November 29.
Twenty nine are nano satellites and the other one is a micro satellite. HysIS will observe the earth’s surface in visible, near and shortwave infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
"HysIS is an earth observation satellite developed by ISRO. It is the primary satellite of the PSLV-C43 mission. The satellite will be placed in 636 km polar sun synchronous orbit (SSO) with an inclination of 97.957 deg. The mission life of the satellite is five years," ISRO said.
Colombia, Malaysia, Australia and Spain are the new international customers of ISRO’s Antrix Corporation Limited. ISRO has so far launched 237 foreign satellites for 28 countries (excluding the ones planned for the launch).
Here are some facts about the satellites that are scheduled to be launched on November 29.