Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched 9 satellites using its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) – C54 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota on 26th November 2022.
These satellites included an Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-06), which weighs 1,117 Kg, and has been constructed by UR Rao Satellite Centre, ISRO. EOS-06 is also named Oceansat-3, which is the third satellite in the Oceansat series. This satellite will provide essential data such as ocean colour, ocean surface temperature, etc. Oceansat-3 was placed in an orbit 742.7 Km above the earth’s surface.
Post this the other eight nanosatellites were placed in multiple orbits around the earth by the PSLV C-54. The nanosatellites included India-Bhutan Sat (INS-2B satellite). Private payloads include Hyderabad-based startup, Dhruva Space Pvt. Ltd.’s ‘Thybolt-1’ and ‘Thybolt-2’ satellites, and ‘Anand’ nanosatellite developed by Bengaluru-based startup, Pixxel. The remaining 4 nanosatellites launched in this mission were from the US-based firm, Spaceflight.