Isro’s PSLV-C45 places DRDO intelligence satellite Emisat in in orbit, mission continues

SRIHARIKOTA: The Indian Space Research Organisation on Monday placed Defence Research Development Organisation-developed electronic intelligence satellite Emisat in orbit Emisat, weighing 436kg, is meant for helping the military locate hostile radars.
PSLV-C45 — carrying Emisat, 28 foreign satellites and three scientific instruments — lifted off from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 9.27am. Around 17 minutes after lift-off, PSLV placed Emisat in an orbit in a 753.6km altitude. In the course of the next 1.5 hours, the launch vehicle’s fourth and final stage — PS4 — will be restarted and shut down twice, as the rocket manoeuvres to a 504km orbit. The PS4 will place in orbit 28 foreign satellites belonging to the US, Lithuania, Spain and Switzerland.
It is the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle’s 47th flight and is one of the longest missions of the launch vehicle around the Earth, lasting nearly three hours. The previous longest mission was that of PSLV-C40 in January 2018 which lasted two hours and 21 minutes.

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