Sriharikota (AP), Nov 29: ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan on Thursday said the workhorse launch vehicle PSLV-C43 once again demonstrated its trustworthiness with the successful launch of 380 kg advanced earth observation Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HYsIS) and 30 co-passenger satellites from eight countries in two different orbits.
Addressing the scientists from the Mission Control Centre after the successfull mission, he said 'exactly 15 days after the spectacular GSLV MkIII-D2 /GSAT-29 mission, the Indian scientists today once again showed their excellence'.
'Today our workhorse launch vehicle PSLV has injected the Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite HysIS precisely into a 636km orbit', he said and added that subsequently after two manoeuvers of the the PS4--the fourth stage engine--it injected 30 customer satellites in their designated place.'
Stating that HysIS was a state-of-the-art technology inbuilt satellite, Dr Sivan said the heart of the system required for HysIS basically was a optical imaging detector chip, which was indigenously developed by ISRO's Space Application Centre and at its FAB in Chandigarh. 'For this hi-tech sateellite, I am sure that the team ISRO must be proud, as HysIS is a very good and excellent space asset to India', he added.
Congratulating the entire team for the success of today's mission, he said the second part of mission was ISRO's customers. 'They way PSLV injected the 30 customer satellites (from eight countries, including 23 from US) at the designated home, our customers are very happy that their babies are delivered safely and precisely', Dr Sivan observed.
The way PSLV injected the 30 satellites one by one showed how precisely this mission took place, Dr Sivan said and added that it was because of team ISRO's hard work behind the mission, which was supported by the industries in providing the hardware. (UNI)