Amazonia-1 satellite was successfully launched by India’s Polar rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10:24 am, Sunday. The satellite of Brazil is known to be the first mission of the year executed by space agency ISRO.
If we get into the details, Amazonia-1 weighs around 637-kg and is reportedly the first ever Brazilian satellite to be launching from India. It falls into the category of optical earth observation satellite which comes from the house of National Institute for Space Research (INPE). It is important to note that PSLV-C51 is also the very first amongst PSLV commercial mission given by New Space India Limited (NSIL).
— ISRO (@isro) February 28, 2021
#ISRO PSLV-C51 mission | ISRO launches PSLV-C51 carrying Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) February 28, 2021
Watch | #ISRO launches Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C51) with Brazil’s Amazonia-1 as primary satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Andhra Pradesh
Watch the lift-off pic.twitter.com/lzdeVPUYah
— NDTV (@ndtv) February 28, 2021
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. pic.twitter.com/BbWYGLsyvo
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 28, 2021
Reports say that this satellite is off to space with a camera that offers 850 km swath and 60m resolution. It draws energy from two of its solar panels to charge the lithium batteries that iw works on. The all new branded satellite can live up to four years.
Brazilian minister for Science and Technology and Innovation Marcos Pontes quoted that-
“many years have gone into the satellite and the moment represented the pinnacle of all efforts by many from the National Institute of Space Research, Brazil and the Brazilian Space Agency.
He further added that-
“I am extremely happy to declare that PSLV-C51 successfully launched in precise orbit Aamazonia-1 today. The satellite is in very good health and solar panels have been deployed,”
Here is how tweets acted for the launch of Amazonia-1
Among the 19 satellites launched by #ISRO today , one is ‘Sindhu Netra’ surveillance satellite, developed for/by DRDO & will monitor whole (IOR) Indian Ocean Region.
— Sashank 🇮🇳 (@sash2904) February 28, 2021
It is a moment of pride for every Indian!!
A historic moment.
— Mr.MAHENDRA CHAUDHARY 🇮🇳 (@mahi__777_) February 28, 2021
— Amit Tiwari (@AmitTiw07313841) February 28, 2021
#ISRO‘s First Mission In 2021: Countdown Begins For Indian Rocket To Launch Brazilian Satellite ‘#Amazonia1‘ Today#PSLVC51
New satellite to carry Bhagavad Gita, PM Modi’s photo#ISROMission#Satellite#SpaceMission#Space pic.twitter.com/gC947zUcpn
— Aditya Ranjan (@AdityaRanjan_29) February 28, 2021