ISRO successfully places remote sensing satellite: A Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C36 is carrying 1.2-tonne Resourcesat-2A lifted off from the first launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) used the XL version of the rocket in this 38th PSLV flight. The PSLV has faced the 36 successful launches including today’s flight. From 1994 to 2016, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle has achieved various launches.

Today on Wednesday, the ISRO is basking in the glory of consecutive successful launches, the remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2A in the orbit. The location is situated around 100km from the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai.

Watch the launch of ISRO’s PSLV C36

ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar congratulated the whole team behind the successful launch of the satellite.

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre director K Sivan said a number of systems, including the avionics, were tried in the launch on Wednesday. “This is the first time we used our own Navic System to navigate PSLV. The Navic processor and receiver helped navigate PSLV.” Sivan said GSLV MK III is scheduled for launch on January 20, 2017.

Satish Dhawan Space Centre director P Kunhikrishnan said that, “This is the ninth launch this year. The launch campaign for GSLV MK-III has begun.”