3. PSLV-C40/ Cartosat-2s series will be one of the longest missions. It will last for two hours and 21 minutes as the fourth stage liquid engine will be ignited and shut off four times. The rocket will place ISRO’s 100th satellite in orbit.
4. Friday’s launch is significant for one another reason, with this launch ISRO rebounded again four months after the failure of its previous PSLV mission on August 31 last year.
5. This rocket will place 30 satellites including its main payload, Cartosat-2S series, seventh in the series, and 28 foreign satellites within a period of 42 minutes into polar sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 505km.