ISRO Tastes First Success Of 2019
The Hindu|January 25, 2019
ISRO Tastes First Success Of 2019

Launches military satellite Microsat-R on PSLV C-44 with just 2 strap-on motors

T.K. Rohit

Under a starry night and a waning gibbous moon, ISRO's PSLV C44 broke the silence over a brimming Pulicat lake as it lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, to successfully place into orbit a military satellite, Microsat-R.

The mission with the modified PSLV with just two strapon motors, dubbed the PSLVDL (dual strapons), marked another first for ISRO as it provided an alternative to its normal six strap on motors. This will enable it to carry slightly higher payloads than its Core Alone version.

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January 25, 2019