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.