Microsat-R military satellite successfully placed into Earth’s orbit by ISRO’s PSLV C-44
- Microsat-R military satellite was successfully placed into
Earth’s orbit by ISRO’s PSLV C-44.
- Microsat-R is the name of the defence application satellite.
- It was successfully placed into Earth’s orbit in the late hours of 24 January 2019.
with it a student satellite, Kalamsat, made by Space Kidz India, was also
successfully placed in the orbit.
- It is worth mentioning that Microsat-R is the first Indian
satellite that was placed by ISRO in a low orbit at an altitude of 274 km.
- The mission with the modified PSLV with just two strap-on
motors, dubbed the PSLV-DL (dual strap-ons), marked another first for ISRO as
it provided an alternative to its normal six strap-on motors.
- This will enable
it to carry slightly higher payloads than its Core-Alone version.