Orbital Data for PSLV Launch with seven Satellites
The Joint Space Operations Center has provided orbital data for all eight objects related to Monday’s launch of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (2015-052).
PSLV blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at 4:30 UTC on Monday, thundering off powered by its solid boosters and solid-fueled first stage. The rocket burned its combination of four solid and liquid-fueled stages with orbital insertion 21 minutes and 54 seconds after launch, aiming for a 650-Kilometer orbit inclined 6 degrees for the release of seven payloads – AstroSat, LAPAN-A2, exactView-9 and four Lemur-2 satellites.
The following objects were detected in Orbit:
2015-052A - 633 x 650 km - 5.99° 2015-052B - 632 x 650 km - 6.00° 2015-052C - 630 x 650 km - 6.01° 2015-052D - 630 x 650 km - 6.00° 2015-052E - 634 x 650 km - 6.01° 2015-052F - 635 x 650 km - 6.00° 2015-052G - 635 x 650 km - 6.00° 2015-052H - 608 x 649 km - 5.96°
Object 2015-052H has been identified as the PSLV 4th Stage Rocket Body that conducted a collision avoidance maneuver after satellite separation, accounting for the slightly lowered perigee.