ISRO PSLV C51 Amazonia Mission

ISRO and NSIL launches 1st dedicated commercial PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 Mission successfully

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PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) C51 / Amazonia-1 is the first dedicated commercial mission of ISRO’s commercial arm NewSpace India Limited (NSIL).

ISRO launched the PSLV-C51 / Amazonia-1 mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. India’s PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) C-51 took off on Sunday, carrying Brazil’s Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites.

Honorable Prime Minister congratulated NSIL and ISRO in a tweet, Congratulations to NSIL and @isro on the success of the 1st dedicated commercial launch of PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 Mission. This ushers in a new era of Space reforms in the country. 18 co-passengers included four small satellites that showcase dynamism and innovation of our youth.

The top panel of this spacecraft has a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi engraved on it.

According to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in a statement, PSLV-C51 is the 53rd mission of PSLV and Amazonia-1 satellite will provide remote sensing data for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analyze the diverse agriculture in the Brazilian region to further strengthen the existing infrastructure.

In another tweet, PM Narendra Modi congratulated Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro on the successful launch of Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite by  PSLV-C51. Prime Minister said, “Congratulations President @jairbolsonaro on the successful launch of Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite by PSLV-C51. This is a historic moment in our space cooperation and my felicitations to the scientists of Brazil.” 

Seema Jain

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