ISRO's PSLV-C49 successfully launches EOS-01 & nine customer satellites from Sriharikota
GK Latest|December 2020
India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C49, in its 51st flight successfully launched EOS-01 along with nine international customer satellites from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

PSLV-C49 lifted-off at 1511 Hrs IST, after a delay of nine minutes because of inclement weather conditions observed during countdown.

After 15 minutes and 20 seconds, EOS-01 was successfully injected into its orbit. Subsequently, nine commercial satellites were injected into their intended orbits.

Of the nine customer satellites one is from Lithuania and 4 each from Luxembourg and the USA.

After separation, the two solar arrays of EOS-01 were deployed automatically and the ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network at Bengaluru assumed control of the satellite.

In the coming days, the satellite will be brought to its final operational configuration.

Addressing his team of scientists, ISRO chief K Sivan said, “ I am extremely happy to declare that PSLV-C49 successfully placed earth operation satellite EOS-01 as well as nine customer satellites precisely into 575 kilometer orbit.”

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