LAUNCH CENTER

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Success
Sun Sep 16 2018
Indian Space Research Organization

SSTL-S1 & NovaSAR-S

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(4:38 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(4:15 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(8:15 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

PSLV-CA

Description:

The PSLV-CA, CA meaning "Core Alone", model premiered on 23 April 2007. The CA model does not include the six strap-on boosters used by the PSLV standard variant. The fourth stage of the CA variant has 400 kg less propellant when compared to its standard version. It currently has capability to launch 1,100 kg to a 622 km Sun synchronous orbit.

PSLV-CA rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Earth Science
  • The NovaSAR-S spacecraft carries a radar imaging instrument, and the mission was developed in partnership between the British government and the British satellite manufacturer SSTL. The SSTL-S1 satellite, also built by SSTL, is a high-resolution optical Earth observation satellite identical to three DMC3/TripleSat reconnaissance craft launched in 2015. Beijing-based 21AT will lease imaging capacity on the SSTL-S1 satellite. There are also several secondary payloads.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Sriharikota, Republic of India

Pad

Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad