NASA and SpaceX may be organizations whose launches you often hear about, but they are not alone in the business of rocket launches. The Indian Space Agency also frequently launches satellite missions, and has one such launch tonight: the PSLV-C51 / Amazonia-1 mission, as highlighted by space.com.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a total of 19 US satellites tonight, including a Brazilian satellite to monitor deforestation in the Amazon region. The launch will be streamed live, and we’ll have to see how to watch.
How to see launch
The launch is scheduled for 11:54 pm ET (8:54 pm PT) on Friday 27 February, with a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket that will launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Center Shar in the Gulf at Sriharikota. Bengal
ISRO will livestream the launch on its YouTube channel, which you can either watch here or use the embedded video above. Coverage of the launch begins at 11:20 pm ET (8:20 pm PT).
You can expect to see preparations for the final launch, liftoff, disassembling the heat shield, disassembling the four stages of the PSLV rocket, and deployment of various satellites.
What is being launched
The primary satellite being launched during the mission is an optical earth observation satellite, being launched for the Brazilian National Space Research Institute (INPE). It is the first designed, tested and operated satellite of the INPE, and will collect remote sensing data to monitor deforestation in the Amazonian rain forest.
According to INPE, the satellite can produce images of any part of the world every five days using its wide-view optical imager – a camera that captures data in three visible light bands and one near-infrared band, And image areas that are 850 km (528 mi) wide at 60 m resolution.
In addition to monitoring deforestation in the Amazon, INEP states that Amazonia-1 data will also be used to monitor coastal areas, water reservoirs, natural and cultivable forests, and environmental disasters.
As well as Amazonia-1, the launch will carry another 18 “co-passenger” satellites, including Satsug Dhawan Sat nano-satellites to study space weather, UNITYsat to provide radio relay services, and the Internet of Things The company includes 12 SpaceBE constellation satellites. Swarm Technologies.