Launched into a single Low-Earth Orbit plane and phased with a separation of 120 degrees between them, these satellites can image any target on the Earth’s surface every day. Major application areas include surveying the resources on earth and its environment, managing urban infrastructure and monitoring of disasters.
CBNT-1, weighing 91 kg, is an optical Earth Observation technology demonstration micro satellite built by SSTL. The 7 kg De-orbitSail from Surrey Space Centre, is an experimental nano satellite for demonstration of large thin membrane sail and drag deorbiting using this sail.
ISRO’s previous heavy commercial payload mission was SPOT-7, a French satellite weighing 712 kg that a PSLV put in orbit on 30th June, 2014.
PSLV-C28 is expected to blast off at about 10 pm on Friday for which the 62.5-hour countdown will start on July 8 around 7.30 am.
Source : Press Trust of India (PTI)
Team Admirable India wishes ISRO best of luck for the upcoming launch. May ISRO bring more and more laurels to the Indian space research community. ISRO is India’s pride, prestige and honour and we are sure there will be another feather in the cap of ISRO after the successful Mars Orbiter Mission.
Jai Hind !
Post By – Vivek Swamy