What you need to know about the Indian Space Research Organisation’s Orion spacecraft
Indian space agency ISRO has sent a small spacecraft to the edge of space.
The ISRO Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C25) successfully launched the Polar Satellite Launcher (PSL) on Sunday from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota.
It reached an altitude of 4,600 kilometres (2,900 miles) and then flew away from the spaceport.
The PSLV-Csat mission carried an AgniSat-3 satellite, a polar communications satellite and an Iridium-6 communications satellite.
The Iridium satellite is a low-Earth orbit satellite, while the Polar satellite is based on the Iridium constellation.
The Polar Satellite launcher is the main rocket used for the Polar orbit.
The PSLV also carries two Polar Orbiters.
The spacecraft is a lightweight, compact satellite which has a diameter of 5,000 kilograms (8,200 pounds).
It has a payload capacity of 5.4 tonnes.
The rocket used in this mission is the first to use the PSLV.
The launch was conducted by the PSL-C26, which was launched by the same rocket and which was then placed in the orbit of the Indian Ocean.
The Polar Satellite Launchers PSLs were placed in different polar orbits to maximize the payload capacity.
In the Polar orbits, the PSLS is launched with the guidance and guidance system of a PSLV engine and the rocket’s cryogenic propellant tank.
The cryogenic tank contains the rocket motor and propellant.
The propellant is stored in an empty tank.
The payload is carried in a solid-fueled, circular-shaped payload fairing which is equipped with a solid engine.
The fairing carries a large parachute and can be deployed during ascent or descent.
The rocket is equipped to carry up to 12 kilograms (26.4 pounds) of payload.
The satellites are to be deployed at the same time that the PSV-C launch vehicle reaches an orbit in the Indian Orbit (IO).
The PSV launch vehicle will then be put into an orbital synchronous orbit, where the satellites will stay.
The ISRO said the PSILaunch is a demonstration of its spacecraft system and the capabilities of its launchers.