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Five student-built satellites on PSLV-C51 rocket

Indian Space Research Organisation launches the Amazonia-1, Brazil’s optical earth observation satellite, and 18 co-passenger satellites from U.S. and India on board the PSLV-C51 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on February 28, 2021.   | Photo Credit: AFP

Five student-built satellites rode into space on ISRO’s PSLV-C51 rocket, which lifted off from the launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday.

One of them was a micro satellite, RSAT, designed by PES University.

Officially christened Sindhu Netra, the RSAT is an Indian technology demonstration satellite funded by the Defence Research Development Organisation’s (DRDO) research centre Imarat, Hyderabad, to identify suspicious ships, said a press release from the university.

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