In a tweet, the Chief Minister said: “Congratulate @ISRO on the successful launch of #PSLVC51 carrying Amazonia-1 & 18 Co-passenger satellites. This achievement will further cement India’s reputation in the field of space research.”
India today successfully launched Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C51 (PSLV-C51) rocket loaded with 19 satellites from Brazil, USA and India lifted off from the rocket port at Sriharikota successfully at the precise timing at 10.24 this morning.
After four stages of separation, the rocket launched Brazil’s 637 kilogram Amazonia 1 satellite as its primary passenger and later after a gap of more than an hour it launched the remaining 18 passenger satellites.
This is the first commercial mission of New space India limited.
India's first space mission for 2021 is one of the longest for a PSLV rocket which concluded in an hour, 55 minutes and 7 seconds into its flight.
Amazonia-1 is the optical earth observation satellite of National Institute for Space Research (INPE).