ISRO launches SSLV-D2 rocket carrying 3 satellites from Sriharikota
10 February, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
ISRO successfully launched the second edition of the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV-D2) from the Satish Dhawan space center's first launch pad in Sriharikota on Friday.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched the second edition of the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV-D2) from the Satish Dhawan space center’s first launch pad in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on Friday. The launch occurred at 9:18 a.m.
“SSLV-D2/EOS-07 Mission is accomplished successfully. SSLV-D2 placed EOS-07, Janus-1, and AzaadiSAT-2 into their intended orbits,” ISRO tweeted.
ISRO’s EOS-07, US-based firm Antaris’ Janus-1, and Chennai-based SpaceKidz’s AzaadiSAT-2, an 8.7 kg satellite developed by 750 girl students from across India, are the three satellites that have been launched into orbit.
It was the space agency’s second developmental flight of the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle. The SSLV’s first test flight, on August 9, was a partial failure because the rocket failed to inject its satellite payload into their intended orbits.
SSLV can launch satellites weighing up to 500 kg into low-Earth orbit on a ‘launch-on-demand’ basis. It offers low-cost access to space, quick turnaround and flexibility in accommodating multiple satellites, and requires little launch infrastructure.