Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, or PSLV, is the third-generation launch vehicle of the country.
The Indian Space Research Organisation will launch PSLV-C54, or EOS-06, mission on November 26 at 11:56 a.m. ISRO will launch the mission with OceanSat-3 and eight nanosatellites on board from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
According to the Press Trust of India, which cited a senior official from the Indian space agency, the mission will launch EOS-06 (Earth Observation Satellite), or Oceansat-3, plus eight nanosatellites. These are Bhutanese satellite BhutanSat, Pixxel India’s Anand, and other satellites made by Dhruva Space, Astrocast, and Seattle-based Spaceflight USA.
The Indian satellite, OceanSat-3, is designed to provide service continuity for operational users of the OCM (or Ocean Colour Monitor) instrument on its predecessor OceanSat-2. Its main goal is ocean observation, which includes monitoring phytoplankton blooms, studying suspended sediments and aerosols in the water, and observing chlorophyll concentrations. (Source: abplive)
According to reports, the 960-kg satellite will be placed into a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 723 kilometers. The payloads flying on OceanSat-3 are expected to operate beyond 2030.
Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, or PSLV, is the third-generation launch vehicle of the country and the first Indian launch vehicle to be equipped with liquid stages. Since its first successful launch in October 1994, PSLV has launched numerous Indian and foreign customer satellites. Besides this, the vehicle had also so successfully launched two spacecraft, i.e., Chandrayaan-1 in 2008 and Mars Orbiter Spacecraft in 2013.