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Brazilian, Indian startup satellite in ISRO’s first mission in 2021 on Feb 28 – Times of India

BENGALURU: In its first mission in 2021, India’s house company ISRO deliberate to launch on February 28 Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 and three Indian payloads, together with one constructed by a house-grown begin-up.
The satellites are slated to be launched onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-51 at 10.24 am from the Sriharikota spaceport, over 100 kms from Chennai.
Secretary in the Department of Space and Chairman of Bengaluru-headquartered ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) Ok Sivan confirmed the PSLV-C51 schedule to PTI on Friday.
Amazonia-1, reportedly the first earth remark satellite fully developed by Brazil, is the first payload.
‘Anand’, ‘Satish Dhawan’ satellite and ‘UNITYsat’ would be the co-passengers.
‘Anand’ is constructed by Indian house startup, Pixxel, and ‘Satish Dhawan Satellite’ by Chennai-based Space Kidz India.
UNITYsat is a mixture of three satellites designed and constructed as a joint growth by Jeppiaar Institute of Technology, Sriperumpudur (JITsat), G. H. Raisoni (*28*) of Engineering, Nagpur (GHRCEsat) and Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore (Sri Shakthi Sat).
“PSLV-C51 marks the launch of the countrys first commercial private remote-sensing satellite (Anand) on an ISRO PSLV rocket”, an ISRO official mentioned.
Sivan had earlier described the upcoming mission as “special for us, special for the entire country” and starting of a “new era of space (sector) reforms”.
Pixxel CEO, Awais Ahmed had mentioned: “We are elated with the fact that Indias first commercial private satellite will now launch on an Indian rocket.This is not only a proud moment for us as an organisation but also as citizens to work with our nations capabilities”.
Bengaluru-based Pixxel has mentioned it plans to construct a constellation of 30 satellites by 2023.
The firm inaugurated it is new facility right here final month.
According to Space Kidz India, Satish Dhawan satellite (SD SAT), named after former ISRO chairman Satish Dhawan, aimed to check house radiation and Magnetosphere and exhibit the indigenously designed and developed nanosatellite parts.
“The satellite also tests the capabilities of LoRa technology in Space which could be helpful for many applications in the future in short and M2M communication”, it mentioned.

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