Amazonia mission: ISRO launches first mission of the year, sent to space Bhagavad Gita and photo of PM Modi
PSLV-C51 Amazonia Mission: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's picture is engraved on the top panel of this spacecraft. At the same time, SKI is also sending 'Bhagavad Geeta' to SD (Secure Digital) card.
Bengaluru : The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has created a new record today. ISRO launched the first rocket of this year into space from Sriharikota Space Center on Sunday. The rocket was launched from Sriharikota's Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) SHAR on February 28 at 10.24 am. In this mission, apart from one of Brazil's main satellite Amazonia, 18 other satellites were sent into space.
ISRO earlier said in a statement that PSLV-C51 is the 53rd mission of the PL SLV. With this rocket, 18 other satellites will also be sent into space along with Brazil's Amazonia-1 satellite. These satellites include Satish Dhawan SAT (SD SAT) of Chennai's Space Kids India (SKI). The top panel of this spacecraft has a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi engraved on it. SKI said, "This is to express solidarity and gratitude for their (Prime Minister's) self-reliant initiative and space privatization." SKI is also sending 'Bhagavad Gita' to SD (Secure Digital) card.
It is also a special day for ISRO's commercial arm NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). The PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) C51 / Amazonia-1 is NSIL's first dedicated commercial mission to be launched under the commercial management of Seattle's satellite rideshare and mission management provider Spaceplight Inc. in the US.
At the same time, NSIL Chairman and Managing Director G Narayan said, 'We are eagerly waiting for the launch. It is a matter of pride for us to launch the first satellite built in Brazil.
Amazonia-1 weighing 637 kg is the first satellite of Brazil, which was launched from India. It is the optical earth observation satellite of the National Space Research Institute (INPI).
Regarding Amazonia-1, ISRO said in the statement that the satellite will provide remote sensing data to users for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analysis of diverse agriculture in the Brazilian region and further strengthen the existing infrastructure. The launch can be seen live on ISRO's website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels.