The Indian Space Research Organization launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle – PSLV C51 on 28 February 2021 from Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite and 18 other satellites in India including the United States at 10.24 am from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
During this launch program, ISRO chief K.K. Along with Sivan, the Brazilian delegation was also present at the Satish Dhawan Space Center. After four stages of separation, the PSLV rocket launched the optical Earth observation satellite, Amazon-1, a Brazilian satellite.
India’s first space mission for the PSLV rocket has been the longest for 2021. This is also the first commercial mission of New Space India Limited, a Government of India company under the Department of Space.
NSIL-New Space India Limited SpaceFlight Inc. under a commercial arrangement. Accomplishing this mission with the USA.
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February 28, 2021
Brazil’s Amazonia –1 About satellite
It is an optical earth observation satellite of the National Space Research Institute. This launched satellite will further help to strengthen the existing structure by providing remote sensing data to monitor deforestation in the Amazon region.
PSLV-C51 Rocket launch
The PSLV-C51, the 53rd mission of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, launched Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite as the primary satellite. A total of 18 co-passenger satellites were launched into space from India’s space station.
The 18 co-passenger satellites launched by PSLV include four satellites from IN-SPACe. Of these 4 satellites, 3 are from three educational institutions in India, UNITYsats and 1 from the Union of Satish Dhawan Satellite from Space Kids India. The other 14 satellites belong to New Space India Limited.
ISRO chief congratulated on launch of satellites
Indian Space Agency chief K.K. Sivan congratulated the Brazilian team on the launch of PSLV-C51 carrying Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite with 18 satellites.
Beginning of strong relations between India and Brazil
During his address at this launch event, Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Marcos Cesar Pontes, noted that, his country had been working on this satellite for many years and it would prove to be a very important mission for Brazil. .