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On Sunday’s mission, SSLV will carry Earth observation satellite-02 and co-passenger satellite AzaadiSAT. (Image: ISRO)

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Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is on the verge of making history as the space agency is all set to embark on its maiden Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) mission, carrying an Earth observation satellite and a student satellite from the spaceport at Sriharikota. , about 135 km from here on Sunday.

After making a mark on successful launches by the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV), ISRO will conduct the first launch of a Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), which will be used for deployment. Satellites in low earth orbit.

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Scientists at ISRO have been engaged for the past few weeks in developing small launch vehicles to meet the demand for such small satellites, which weigh up to 500 kg and can be launched into an orbit below 500 km of Earth.

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The SSLV is 34m tall, about 10m shorter than the PSLV, and has a vehicle diameter of two meters compared to the PSLV’s 2.8m.
SSLV weighs 120 tonnes while PSLV weighs 320 tonnes, which can carry a payload of up to 1,800 kg.

On Sunday’s mission, SSLV earth observation satellite-02 and co-passenger satellite AzaadiSAT – developed by the student team of ‘Space Kids India’.

According to ISRO sources, the countdown has been brought down to five hours as compared to other missions of 25 hours and was expected to start at 9.18 am on Sunday for the scheduled lift-off from the first launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Center at 4.18 am. Sriharikota.

The significance of SSLV is that it has a fourth stage carrying a liquid propulsion based velocity trimming module to keep the satellites in the desired orbit. The rocket has solid fuel to fire the first three stages.

The Earth observation satellite, designed by ISRO, performs advanced optical remote sensing operations in the infra-red band with high spatial resolution. It belongs to the spacecraft’s microsatellite series.

After a journey of about 13 minutes, the SSLV is expected to first place EOS-02 in the expected orbit followed by AzaadiSAT, an eight-kilogram cubesat designed by students of government schools across the country to mark the 75th Independence anniversary.

ISRO said SSLV offers short turnaround time, flexibility to accommodate multiple satellites, feasibility of on-demand launches and minimal launch infrastructure requirement.

AzaadiSAT carries 75 different payloads of 50 grams each. Students from rural areas across the country were mentored by ISRO scientists to build this payload assembled by the student team of ‘Space Kids India’.

A ground system developed by SpaceKids India will be used to receive data from the satellite.

ISRO started launching sounding rockets in 1965 to probe the upper atmospheric regions and for space research. The first sounding rocket was launched near Thiruvananthapuram in November 1963.

The space agency later launched the country’s first satellite launch vehicle-3 in 1980 which could carry a payload of up to 40kgs.

In 1987, ISRO conducted the first developmental flight of the Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle (ASLV) with a payload capacity of up to 150kgs.

Later, ISRO launched the first polar satellite launch vehicle in September 1993, which failed. However, in 1994, ISRO tasted success with its first successful launch as it emerged as a reliable and versatile reliable workhorse.

ISRO made the first flight of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle in 2001 which is currently the largest launch vehicle developed by India in operation. Lift-off mass of GSLV is 414.75 tonnes.

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