Sriharikota, Mar 25: The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is one of the ambitious and successful projects of ISRO. PSLV is an expendable medium-lift launch vehicle designed and operated by the ISRO. It was developed to allow India to launch its Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites into sun-synchronous orbits. Now ISRO is all set for 47th mission of PSLVC.
PSLV-C45 will launch EMISAT, the primary satellite, and 28 international customer satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch is tentatively scheduled at 09:30 Hrs on April 01, 2019, subject to weather conditions.
Along with EMISAT, The 28 international customer satellites from four countries, viz. Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland, and the USA satellites are being launched under commercial arrangements.
Weighing about 436 kg, EMISAT based on ISRO’s Indian Mini Satellite -2 (IMS-2) bus platform. The satellite is intended for electromagnetic spectrum measurement.
The PS4 orbital platform is envisaged to provide a microgravity environment for research organizations and academic institutes to perform experiments. In this mission, the PS4 hosts three payloads, namely, Automatic Identification System (AIS) from ISRO, Automatic Packet Repeating System (APRS) from AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation), India and Advanced Retarding Potential Analyzer for Ionospheric Studies (ARIS) from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST).