ISRO to launch 3 satellites for UK from next month

After the successful INSS-1D mission in March, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), is all set to launch three Disaster Monitoring Constellation satellites in orbit at one go for a United Kingdom firm in the month of July.

ISRO will be launching satellites for the UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL). As per a senior ISRO official, the launch window has already been worked out.

The satellites named DMC 1, 2 and 3, would be launched on July 10 on-board a PSLV from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, according to ISRO.

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ISRO had inked an MOU with UK-based DMC Imaging International (DMCii) for placing three of its earth observation satellites in orbit last year.

Talking about Mangalyaan, which is India’s first interplanetary mission and is now going through a blackout phase, ISRO said the spacecraft is in autonomous mode from June 8, 2015 and would have returned to normal mode on June 22, 2015.

– Spadman

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