SSLV-D2 will raise off from Sriharikota on February 10

ISRO’s Small Satellite tv for pc Launch Car SSLV-D2 carrying EOS-07, Janus-1 and AzaadiSAT-2 satellites sits on a launch pad forward of its launch on the Satish Dhawan House Centre in Sriharikota on February 9, 2023. Photograph: Twitter/@isro by way of PTI

The Indian House Analysis Organisation (ISRO) will undertake the second improvement flight of Small Satellite tv for pc Launch Car (SSLV) on Friday from Sriharikota. SSLV-D2 will raise off exactly at 09:18 hours IST from the primary launch pad on the Satish Dhawan House Centre-SHAR, Sriharikota. The car is meant to inject ISRO’s EOS-07, U.S.-based agency Antaris’ Janus-1 and Chennai-based house start-up House Kidz’s AzaadiSAT-2 satellites right into a 450-km round orbit in its quarter-hour flight.

EOS-07 is a 156.3 kg satellite tv for pc designed, developed and realised by the ISRO. Its mission goal is to design and develop payload devices appropriate with micro satellite tv for pc bus and new applied sciences which are required for future operational satellites. It might additionally design and develop a micro satellite tv for pc accommodating new expertise payloads in a fast turn-around time. New experiments embrace mm-Wave Humidity Sounder and Spectrum Monitoring Payload.

Weighing round 10.2 kg, Janus-1 is a expertise demonstrator, sensible satellite tv for pc mission based mostly on Antaris software program platform. A 8.7-kg satellite tv for pc, AzaadiSAT-2 is a mixed effort of about 750 lady college students throughout India guided by House Kidz India, Chennai.

Based on particulars offered by ISRO, SSLV caters to the launch of as much as 500 kg satellites to Low Earth Orbits on ‘launch-on-demand’ foundation. It offers low-cost entry to house, gives low turn-around time and adaptability in accommodating a number of satellites, and calls for minimal launch infrastructure. It’s configured with three strong propulsion levels and a velocity terminal module. It’s a 34 m tall, 2 m diameter car having a lift-off mass of 120 tonnes.

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