The historic launch, conducted by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in partnership with private companies for the first time, was a success. At 10.23am on Sunday, PSLV launched its first private satellite into Ningxi. Another 18 satellites, including the Brazilian Amazonia-1, were launched into Ningxi by the PSLV C-51 rocket. It has five satellites, Anand, Satish Dhawan and UnityShot, developed by 14 foreign and private companies.
This is the 53rd PSLV experiment. The rocket was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center Shore Launching Pad-1 in Sriharikota, Nellore District. The 25.30pm countdown began at 8.54am on Saturday. After 25 hours of continuous countdown, the carrier crashed into Ningyi. The satellites were placed in a fixed orbit in four stages.
A total of 20,000 names were written on the satellites in this unique experiment. It includes the names of 900 foreigners and students from a school in Chennai. Also, for the first time in space, photos of the Bhagwad Gita and Modi were sent. Anand, sent to Ningi, was created by Bangalore-based startup company Pixel, while Satish Dhawan was created by Chennai-based Space Kidz India, Unity shot by Jit Shot (Sriperumbudur), GHRCE Shot (Nagpur) by college students (Srishakti).
Brazil’s first Amazon-1 Earth observation satellite. ‘The satellite will assist in deforestation monitoring in the Amazon region, providing remote sensing data to consumers for diversified agriculture analysis across Brazilian territory.