Isro PSLV-C50 / CMS-01 mission successful; Communications satellite placed in orbit | India News

CHENNAI: The Indian space research organization (Isro) was the second successful mission of the year on Thursday with the start of the country’s 42nd mission Communications satellite CMS-01.
PSLV-C50 The wearing of CMS-01 was lifted into the cloudy sky over Sriharikota at 3:41 p.m. It was the 52nd flight by PSLV from the Sriharikota spaceport and the 22nd flight of the rocket with an XL variant of strap-ons.

About 20 minutes after taking off from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Center, the PSLV-C50 successfully injected the satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO). The satellite is later brought into its final position through a series of orbit lifting maneuvers using its propulsion system.

CMS-01 with a service life of seven years is intended to provide services in the extended C-band of the frequency spectrum. The expanded C-band coverage would include mainland India as well as the islands of Andaman-Nicobar and Lakshadweep, Isro said.

The launch on Thursday was the 77th launcher mission from the Sriharikota spaceport. It is also the second launch this year following the launch of PSLV-C49, which put the EOS-01 all-weather Earth imaging satellite and nine other foreign satellites into orbit on November 7th.