The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch an electronic intelligence satellite Emisat, that alone weighs about 420 kg, for Defence Research and Development Organisation in March 2019. Along with Emisat, ISRO would also be launching 28 third-party satellites, weighing about 250 kg, in the special mission. It would also demonstrate its new technologies like different orbits with a new variant of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket with four strap on motors, the main passenger of which would be DRDO’s Emisat that would be launched at an altitude of 763 km, and the 28 satellites would be put into orbit at an altitude of 504 km. The rocket would further be brought down to 485 km where the fourth stage will turn into a payload platform carrying three experimental payloads, including one developed y students of ISRO, ISRO’s own technology demonstrator and a Hamsat.
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