The capability of our very own space organization (ISRO) is no longer hidden from any nation. More and more heights had been achieved by ISRO with time.
Because of the consistent hard work and dedication towards the nation ISRO goals many achievements into the court.
Some of the achievements of ISRO which every Indian must know are listed below:
- ISRO sets world record by launching 104 satellites into orbit in a single mission.
- In ISRO’s mission Chandrayaan which discovered water on the moon
- India has its own space observatory, thanks to ISRO.
- India becomes the first nation in entire Asia to reach Mars orbit, and also the first nation in the globe to do so in its first attempt.
Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) announced on 1st April the space agency is going to launch electronic intelligence satellite Emisat for the DRDO, 28 third-party satellite which includes 24 for the USA, 2 for Lithuania and one each for Spain and Switzerland and also demonstates its
new technologies like three different orbits with a new variant of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket will first put the 436 kg Emisat into a 749 km orbit.
After that, the rocket will be put into orbit the 28 satellites at an altitude of 504 km. Time taken by the whole flight will be of about 180 minutes from the rocket’s liftoff slated at 9.30 a.m. on April 1.
This will be followed by bringing the rocket down further to 485 km when the fourth stage/engine will turn into a payload platform carrying three experimental payloads which are:
(a) ISRO’s Automatic Identification System (AIS) for Maritime satellite applications which would be used for capturing messages transmitted from ships.
(b) AMSAT’s Automatic Packet Repeating System (APRS) (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation), India – for assisting amateur radio operators to track and monitor position data.
(c) Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) Advanced Retarding Potential Analyser for Ionospheric Studies (ARIS) – for the structural and compositional studies of the ionosphere, the space agency said.
“It is a special mission for us. We will be using four strap-on motors on a PSLV rocket. Further, for the first time we will be trying at three different altitudes to orbit the rocket ,” ISRO Chairman K. Sivan had earlier told IANS.
The Polar Satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) is a four-stage engine expendable rocket with alternating solid and liquid fuel.
In its normal configuration, the rocket will have six strap-on motors hugging the rocket’s first stage.
On January 24, the ISRO flew a PSLV with two strap-on motors while in March, it had four strap-on motors.
Two more PSLV variants, viz Core Alone (without any strap-on motors) and the larger PSLV-XL also belongs to the bucket of Indian space agency.
Selection criteria for the rocket to be used by the ISRO is based on the weight of satellites it carries.
The ISRO will also be launching two more defence satellites sometime in July or August with its new rocket Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV).
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