ISRO successfully launched Earth observation satellite. 30 satellites of 8 nations have launched successfully. The goal of #HysIS is to study Earth's surface in visible, near infrared and shortwave infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. It can provide valuable data on agriculture, forestry, geological environments, coastal zones, and inland waters.
The Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS), an earth observation satellite developed by ISRO, is the primary satellite of the PSLV-C43 mission.
The mass of the spacecraft is about 380 kg, ISRO said, adding that the satellite would be placed in 636 km-polar sun-synchronous orbits with an inclination of 97.957 degrees.
The co-passengers of HysIS include 1 micro and 29 nanosatellites from eight countries--23 from the United States of America and one each from Australia, Canada, Colombia, Finland, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Spain.
All the satellites would be placed in a 504 km orbit by PSLV-C43, the space agency said.
PSLV is a four-stage launch vehicle with alternating solid and liquid stages.