PSLV_C44 lifted off with microsat R, a military application satellite, and Kalamsat , a 10cm cubeset made by students, at 11:37pm om Thursday from the first Launchpad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
After around 50 years of perseverant efforts, ISRO is self-sufficient to launch its own missile to space. Lunch vehicle technology which is used to launch a missile is very sensitive by its own nature and cannot be acquired from others. It has been learned and developed by the great scientists at ISRO over the years of perseverance, efforts, and concentration.
The year 2019 is set to mark its name in the history of Indian space science. Today ISRO has an array of operational launch vehicles like PSLV, GSLV, and Mark II.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched its first successful missile of the year 2019. in a midnight journey of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle to space which injected 740kg imaging satellite for military application into orbit with precision before going to demonstrate a new technology that can eventually reduce space debris.
After around 13 minutes of the mission, the fourth and final stage of PSLV (PSLV4) injected the final payload Microsat-R at an altitude of about 277.2km. microsat-R has been developed by Defence Research and Development Organization laboratories (DRDO).
ISRO Chairman K Sivan congratulated the team for the successful mission and said, this was the first time that the PLSV was “flown to the lowest orbit.”
He further congratulated the students who designed the Kalamsat and said, “For the first time the PS4 will be revived for students to do experiments.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also twitted congratulations to the scientist for the successful launch.