The countdown starts at 8:54 in the morning. Finally successfully launched on February 28, 2021.
Launch of PSLV-C51 and Amazonia-1 Mission
01 March 2021 Current Affairs:The countdown to the launch of the Indian Space Research Organization (PSV-C 51) or Amazonia-1 mission begins on February 27, 2021. The countdown starts at 8:54 in the morning. Finally successfully launched on February 28, 2021.
♦ PSLV-C51 is planned to be launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
♦ It will be launched from the Space Center at 10:24 PM on February 28, 2021. This is ISRO’s 53rd Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle mission.
♦ In this launch, the PSLV-C51 rocket will carry the Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 as the main satellite.
♦ In addition to Brazilian satellites, ISRO vehicles will also carry 19 passenger satellites. However, this launch will be affected by the weather in the city on February 28, 2021.
♦ This task is also the first specialized commercial task of ISRO’s commercial node organization “New Space India Limited (NSIL)”.
♦ NSIL is conducting this task under a commercial agreement with Spaceflight Inc. Spaceflight Inc. is a provider of satellite carpooling and task management. It is located in Seattle, USA. Of the 18 passenger satellites, 14 will be sent by NSIL.
♦ The Brazilian National Institute of Space Research is sending Amazonia-1. The satellite is an optical earth observation satellite. The satellite will strive to provide strength to the existing structure. It will also share remote sensing data to monitor deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. In addition, the satellite will also provide analysis of diversified agriculture throughout Brazil.
♦ The PSLV vehicle will carry four passengers from a node agency called the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACe). IN-SPACe is an independent agency under the Ministry of Space. It allows the private sector to participate in space activities.