Carrying 19 satellites, including Brazil’s satellite Sriharikota The PSLV-C51 rocket will be launched from the Sathees Thawan space station tomorrow.
This is the first rocket to be launched by ISRO in 2021. ISRO launches Brazilian Amazon-1 mission satellite for the first time.
Of the 18 satellites, 4 are owned by ISRO’s Space Promotion and Authorization system and 14 by NSIL.
The countdown for the launch of the PSLV-C51 rocket from the first launch pad at Sriharikota at 10.24 am tomorrow began at 8.54 am today.
The PSLV-51 rocket will launch not only Brazil’s Amazonia satellite, but also 19 satellites, including Chennai-based Space Kids India’s SD Chat satellite.
Newspace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of ISRO, is launching a satellite in Brazil for the first time.
GS Narayanan, Director, NSIL, said, “We are excited to see the satellite launched in Brazil. India is proud to launch the first satellite made in Brazil. It weighs 637 kg. “
The media will not be allowed in tomorrow due to the spread of the corona virus. ISRO has said that the rocket launch footage will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.