The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the second developmental flight of the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV-D2) on February 10, 2023. The launch took place at 9.18 am from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
- The SSLV-D2 successfully placed the Earth Observation Satellite Janus-1 and SpaceKidz’s AzaadiSAT-2 into their intended orbits.
- The SSLV-D2 is 34 meters tall and weighs 120 tons, powered by solid fuel and has a velocity trimming module powered by liquid fuel.
- The SSLV-D2 placed the following 3 satellite into their orbit :
- The earth observation satellite EOS 07 will be used for earth observation purposes,
- Janus 1 satellite will feature five different payloads and
- Azaadi Sat-2 satellite will demonstrate low range and amateur radio communication capabilities.