Wednesday, 16 December 2015

PSLV-C29

India is Launching PSLV-C29 






                  







        India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, launching the 32nd flight  (PSLV-C29), will launch six satellites of Singapore into a 550 km circular orbit inclined at 15 degrees to the equator.

        Of these six satellites, TeLEOS-1 is the primary satellite weighing 400 kg whereas the other five are co-passenger satellites which include two micro-satellites and three nano-satellites.

Micro-satellite


                      

                    



Nano satellite 






         PSLV-C29 will be launched from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the eleventh flight of PSLV in 'core-alone' configuration (without the use of solid strap-on motors).

       

Along with TeLEOS-1, the five co-passenger satellites launched are VELOX-CI (123 kg) micro-satellite; VELOX-II (13 kg) 6U-Cubesat technology demonstrator; Athenoxat-1, a technology demonstrator nano-satellite; Kent Ridge-1 (78 kg), a micro-satellite; and Galassia (3.4 kg ) 2U-Cubesat.

TeLEOS-1

                                   


The launch is scheduled at 18:00 hrs (IST) on Dec. 16, 2015 wednesday (today) from (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.