- ISRO launches space private trade mission
- Amazonia-1 satellite into Ningyi via PSLV.
- Launch from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota.
The launch will take place on February 28 at 10.23 am from the Satish Dhawan Space Center Shore in Sriharikota, Nellore District. The 25.30pm countdown began at 8.54am on Saturday. After 25 hours of continuous countdown, the carrier will sink into Ningyi.
However, there are other specifics to this experiment. A total of 20,000 names were written on the satellites. It includes the names of 900 foreigners and students from a school in Chennai. Also, the Bhagavad Gita is being sent into space for the first time. In the past, many nations have sent Bibles into space.
Before the launch, it is customary to place a rocket model in front of Thirumala Srivari and worship it. This time too, ISRO has continued that tradition. ISRO Chairman K Sivan visited Srivastava on Saturday morning and conducted special pujas. Swami said he wanted the experiment to be successful with blessings.
Anand, which will be sent to Ningi, was designed by Bangalore-based startup company Pixel, while Satish Dhawan was created by Space Kidz India, Unityshot from Chennai, Jitshot (Sriperumbudur), GHRCE Shot (Nagpur) and college students (Srishakti). Brazil’s first Amazon-1 Earth observation satellite.
‘PSLV-C51 (Mission) is the first of its kind in the country and marks the beginning of a new era of Indian space reform. PSLV-C51 or Amazonia-1 was Newspace India Limited (NSIL)’s first commercial mission. The NSIL mission was arranged in collaboration with the US spaceflight.