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.
# CMS01 was successfully separated from the fourth stage of # PSLVC50 and injected into orbit # ISRO
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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.
# PSLVC50 takes off successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota # ISRO # CMS01 https://t.co/9uCQIHIapo
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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.