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TECHNOLOGY

PSLV-C36

Successfully Launched

RESOURCESAT-2A 80

ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle had successfully launched the 1235 kg RESOURCESAT2A Satellite on December 07, 2016 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty seventh consecutively successful mission of PSLV.

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After PSLV-C36 lift-off at 10:25 am IST from the First Launch Pad with the ignition of the first stage, the subsequent important flight events, namely, strap-on ignitions and separations, first stage separation, second stage ignition, payload fairing separation, second stage separation, third stage ignition and separation, fourth stage ignition and cut-off, took place without fail. After a flight of 17 minutes 05 seconds, the vehicle achieved a polar Sun Synchronous Orbit of 824 km height inclined at an angle of 98.725 degree to the equator and 47 seconds later, RESOURCESAT-2A was

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