ISRO launched two U.K. satellites
ISRO launched two U.K. satellites from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR Sriharikota. The PSLV-C42 lifted off NovaSAR and S1-4, the two satellites from the United Kingdom. The two satellites were successfully launched in the desired orbit by ISRO. This was the 12th such launch of a core-alone version of the PSLV by ISRO.
The satellites were made by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, UK. NovaSAR is equipped to track ships in high seas and S1-4 satellite is meant for environment monitoring and urban management. The 2 satellites together weigh 889 kilograms. This launch was totally a commercial launch and the commercial arm of ISRO, Antrix Corporation earned more than Rs.220 crore on this launch.