ISRO launches 8 satellites into two orbits

isroIndian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has achieved another milestone by successfully launching multiple satellites from one rocket into two orbits on September 26. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C-35) carried eight satellites-three from India, three from Algeria and one each from Canada and the US. Weather Satellite SCATSAT-1will study oceans and help in weather forecasting and cyclone detection. Two of the Indian satellites are student made. Pratham, a satellite developed by IIT Bombay students will study electron count in space. It will help to improve the accuracy of Global Positioning System in India and to predict Tsunamis. PISAT made by students of Bengaluru’s PES University will take pictures of earth.

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