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EMISAT and 28 Foreign Satellites to be launched by ISRO on April 1


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) would be launching electronic intelligence satellite (EMISAT) and 28 satellites of international customers, including those from the USA and Spain, on April 1, from the spaceport of Sriharikota, near Chennai.

The 436-kg EMISAT and other satellites will be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center, onboard the space agency’s workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-45. The launch would be subjected for the Defence Development and Research Organisation (DRDO).

According to the reports, this is for the first time that ISRO will also demonstrate its new technologies like three different orbits with a new variant of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket. This would be the PSLV’s 47th mission to the space.

Weighing about 436kg, EMISAT based on ISROs Mini-Satellite-2 (IMS-2) bus platform. The satellite is intended for electromagnetic spectrum measurement, the statement said.