Sriharikota: Continuing its run of wins in deciphering the marvel that outerspace is, ISRO has made history once again. In yet another feather in its cap, ISRO successfully launched the first mission of the year. It has successfully launched the PSLV-C51 carrying Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites from Sriharikota Spaceport to Satish Dhawan Space Center.
This is the first launch of the Indian Space Research Organization ([ISRO)] in 2021. It is involved in the longest operations till date. As per ISRO, the PSLV 51 / Amazonia-1 mission was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center ([SDSC)] SHAR, Sriharikota at 10.24 am.
18 more satellites will be launched along with Brazil’s Amazonia-1 primary satellite as well as PSLV-C51. This is the 53rd mission of PSLV. PSLV-C51 / Amazonia-1 is reportedly the first dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited ([NSIL)] under Department of Space.
NSIL is carrying out this mission under a commercial contract with Spaceflight Inc. of America. The statement says the satellite will provide users with remote sensing data to monitor deforestation in the Amazon region and analyze diverse agriculture in the Brazilian region.
3 out of 18 other satellites are from Indian locations.