Reuters Stringer India
On Sunday, February 28, the Indian Foundation for Space Studies launched 19 satellites into Earth orbit, including the Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1.
The Foundation reported this on its website on “Twitter”, which carried out a live broadcast of the satellite launch.
The site said that the satellites were launched by an Indian-made PSLV-C51 missile from the “Satisha Gwan” space airport, located on the island of Shriharikota in southeast India. Then the site reported that the Brazilian satellite had successfully separated from the fourth stage of the missile, to reach its assigned orbit.
It is reported that the Brazilian Amazonia-1 weighing 634 kilograms is a satellite dedicated to monitoring the Earth’s surface. Other satellites launched by the Indian missile included 3 Indian satellites built by a team of young Indian scientists and 14 satellites of India’s NewSpace India Limited, including the US NanoConnect-2 satellite and 12 satellite communications satellites.
It is worth noting that Brazil had announced that it would start this year to launch its satellite devices from Brazilian territories.