Isro launches PSLV-C51 carrying Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites

Indian Space Research Organisation’s (Isro) first launch of 2021, PSLV-C51 carrying Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites took off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota on Sunday morning.

PSLV-C51 rocket, which is the 53rd mission of PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle), launched the Amazonia-1 of Brazil as primary satellite and 18 co-passenger payloads from the first launch pad of the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district, about 100 kms from Chennai. These co-passenger satellites include Satish Dhawan Sat (SD SAT) from Chennai-based Space Kidz India (SKI)

According to ISRO, the PSLV-C51/Amazônia-1 mission is the first dedicated commercial PSLV mission for the commercial company NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), which was set up in March 2019 under the Department of Space

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