ISRO successfully launched SSLV D-2
ISRO successfully launched SSLV D-2

The second version of the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle SSLV D-2 was launched by the Indian Space Research Organization from the Satish Dhawan Center’s primary launch pad in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. ISRO launched it at precisely 9.18 a.m.

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According to ISRO, SSLV D-2 will attempt to launch three satellites into an orbit of 450 km during its 15-minute flight. This comprises the EOS-07 from ISRO, the Janus-1 from America, and the AzaadiSAT-2 from Chennai-based SpaceKidz.

The 156.3-kilogram satellite EOS-07 was created and constructed by ISRO. There have been recent investigations into mm-wave humidity sounders and spectrum monitors. In contrast, the 10.2-kilogram Janus-1 satellite is American. AzaadiSAT-2 is an 8.7 kg satellite that 750 kids from Space Kids India built with assistance from the Indian government.

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The first test flight had failed

On August 9 of last year, SSLV’s initial test flight ended in failure. The Equipment Bay (EB) deck experienced a brief vibration disturbance during the separation of the second stage, according to ISRO’s investigation into the mishap. As a result of vibrations, the Fault Detection and Isolation (FDI) software failed to detect and isolate faults in the Inertial Navigation System.

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