A screenshot of one of the 30 international satellites being separated and placed into orbit

PSLV-C43 lifted off at 0957 hrs (IST) on November 29, 2018 from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota and successfully launched India’s Hyper spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) and after one and half hours of coasting, PSLV's 4th stage after two restarts reduced the orbit from the equatorial plane of 636.6 km SSPO to 504 km and successfully placed all 30 international co-passenger satellites into precise orbits.

HysIS, the primary satellite of PSLV-C43 mission, weighing about 380 kg, is an earth observation satellite configured around ISRO’s Mini Satellite-2 (IMS-2) bus.

The co-passengers of HysIS include 1 Micro and 29 Nano satellites from  8 different countries. These satellites have been commercially contracted for launch through Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of ISRO.

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