Earth observation satellite HysIS, 30 co-passenger satellites placed in orbit
Updated : November 29, 2018 01:35 PM IST
The rocket lifted off majestically into cloudy skies in a burst of orange flames at 9.57 AM from the first launch pad at this spaceport at the end of a 28-hour countdown.
During the launch however, scientists had to restart the fourth stage engine twice for placing the 30 co-passenger satellites.
The primary mission of the Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS), whose life is five years, is to study the earth's surface in visible, near infrared and shortwave infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.