ISRO launches 8 satellites in 2 different orbits in one go

ISRO's PSLV-C35 lifts from Sriharikota space centre with 8 satellites onboard. 26 September 2016.

Indian Space Research Organisation successfully put into orbit its own weather satellite SCATSAT-1 this morning at around 9 am.

In the second phase of its mission, the rocket launched seven other satellites. The payload includes five foreign and two Indian satellites in different orbits after a flight of more than two hours.

This was the first mission of PSLV in which it launched its payloads into two different orbits.

SCATSAT-1 spacecraft integrated with PSLV-C35 with two halves of the heat shield seen.

SCATSAT-1 spacecraft integrated with PSLV-C35 with two halves of the heat shield seen.

The foreign satellites were from the US, Canada and Algeria besides from Indian Universities.

ISRO’s SCATSAT-1 can generate accurate data on wind patterns over the ocean surface.

It is a continuity mission for the Oceansat-2, which has exhausted its operational life. The expected lifespan of SCATSAT-1 is expected to be five years.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have congratulated ISRO for successful launch of SCATSAT-1 and 7 other satellites.

The Prime Minister said, Indian scientists innovative zeal has touched the lives of 125 crore Indians and made India proud worldwide.

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