ISRO’s PSLV-C50 successfully launches CMS-01 into orbit
The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) PSLV-C50 successfully injected the CMS01 communication satellite into its predefined orbit on Thursday (December 17).
According to the ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan, the satellite is fully functional and will be in its specified slot within the next 4 days.
“PSLV-C50 successfully injected CMS01 communication satellite precisely in predefined orbit,” Dr K Sivan said after the launch.
“Satellite is functioning very well & will be placed in a specified slot in another 4 days. Teams worked very well & safely under COVID19 pandemic situation,” he added.
ISRO’s official Twitter handle, while confirming the successful launch, wrote: “#CMS01 successfully separated from fourth stage of #PSLVC50 and injected into orbit”.
The CMS-01 is India’s 42nd Communication Satellite envisaged to provide services in the Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum whose coverage will include the Indian mainland, Andaman-Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.
This landmark lift-off also became the 77th launch vehicle mission from the SDSC SHAR in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
Furthermore, the PSLV-C50 is also the 22nd flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with 6 strap-on motors).