Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is going to launch a remote sensing Cartosat-2 along with 30 Nano Satellites of foreign country in the mid of December.Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Director Dr. K Sivan said, “ISRO will be busy in launching a series of satellites from December onward. We are targeting to launch Cartosat along with 30 nano satellites of foreign countries in the second half of December.He said, “The replacement satellite for IRNSS-1A (the first navigation satellite whose three atomic clocks, meant to provide precise location data, had stopped working last year) will be launched soon thereafter. Both these launches will be from the first launch pad at Sriharikota, as the second launch-pad will be busy in launching three GSLV rockets, including the Chandrayaan-2 mission in March. “If for any reason, Cartosat launch is delayed in December, it will also stall the launch of replacement satellite IRNSS-1I as both these launches have been planned from the first launch pad.”Dr Sivan said, “After the IRNSS-1H satellite failure, corrective measures will be taken in all rockets before the launches.” Though the inquiry into reasons for the heat shield glitch is still going on, “initial findings suggested a defect in the pyro elements of the rocket which deal with the stage separation mechanism”. The VSSC director said the committee probing the failure of IRNSS-1H launches will submit its investigation report much before the upcoming launches.
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