India launched into space a record light satellite

The main cargo of the rocket was a 740-kilogram satellite monitoring of the Earth’s surface for the defence Ministry of India.

Indian space research organization (ISRO) put into orbit the world’s lightest satellite. It cubsat, assembled by students.

The launch of PSLV-DL was held yesterday evening at the launch pad First Launch Pad of the space center of Satish Dhawan at Sriharikota island in the Bay of Bengal.

Nanosatellite Kalamsat-V2 weighs only 1,26 kg is a cube with sides of 10 centimeters. The unit is named after one of the creators of the first missile of India Abdul Kalam, who in 2002-2007 was President of India.

The main cargo on the 320-ton rocket with two side boosters tverdotoplivnye was a 740-kilogram satellite monitoring of the Earth’s surface for the defence Ministry of India called Microsat-R. he was brought into low orbit at the altitude of 274 km.

PSLV is a four-stage rocket, the first and the third stage which is solid, the second and fourth liquid. Has multiple configurations, which differ mainly only the side boosters.

In February 2017, India set a world record in the number of satellites launched from one rocket by sending into space of the satellite 104. The previous record for the simultaneous launch of belonged to Russia – 37 satellites in 2014.

We will remind, on January 11, the company SpaceX Elon musk, launched the Falcon 9 from 10 satellites with the pads on a U.S. air force base Vandenberg in California. The first stage of Falcon 9 made a successful landing on the sea platform in the Pacific ocean.

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