Sriharikota, (Andhra Pradesh), Apr 1: India's first three-orbital mission
took off, when PSLV-C45 carrying the 436 kg EMISAT and 28 foreign satellites from four countries, lifted off from the Second Launch Pad at 0927 hrs at the SHAR Range here on Monday.
After a perfect, 27-hour countdown, PSLV-C45, in its 47th mission, lifted off as scheduled, belching orange fumes and with a rumble that shook the earth.
This mission would witness ISRO placing payloads in three orbits and conducting space experiments for the first time. The EMISAT satellite is aimed at electromagnetic measurement. The mission will mark several firsts for the space agency, as it would manoeuvre satellites in various orbits and orbital experiments, including maritime satellite applications. UNI