Viewers can watch ISRO launch live from from the Space Theme Park in Sriharikota as long as they follow COVID appropriate behaviour
ISRO launch live is an event that space enthusiasts have missed out on from the past two years due to COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Indian Space Research Organisation has once again re-opened it’s facilities in Sriharikota to allow interested viewers to watch PSLV-C53 launch live from the viewers’ gallery. While issuing a word of caution to interested viewers on following COVID appropriate behaviors, ISRO has announced that PSLV-C53 will be launched on 30 June 2022 at 6 PM.
“PSLV-C53 is scheduled to launch DS-EO and 2 other co-passenger satellites on June 30, 2022, at 18:00 hrs IST from the Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. It accompanies PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) orbiting the earth as a stabilized platform,” announced ISRO. Interested viewers will be able to register on the website from 10 am onwards on 23 June up to 4 pm on 28 June 2022.
How to Register to Watch the ISRO Launch Live?
Viewers need to log onto to the official website of SDSC SHAR, and go to a microsite “Click here for registering to witness PSLV-C53/DS-EO”. Viewers will first need to send a valid email address and get it verified, after which they can proceed with the online registrations to watch the ISRO launch live. Following which, visitor details such as individual or institute, no of people visiting, mode of transport and vehicle number needs to be submitted. Visitor’s contact details need to be provided after which terms and conditions need to be accepted. The final step would be the visitor’s capcha verification.
About the ISRO PSLV-C53 Mission
PSLV-C53 is the second dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited (NSIL). It is designed to orbit DS-EO satellite along with two other co-passenger satellites from ST Electronics, Singapore. This is the 55th mission of PSLV and 15th mission using PSLV-Core Alone variant. It is the 16th PSLV launch from the second launch pad. The mission proposes to demonstrate the utilization of the spent upper stage of the launch vehicle as a stabilized platform for scientific payloads subsequent to the separation of the satellites.
The PSLV Orbital Experimental Module (POEM) activity performs in-orbit scientific experiments using the spent PS4 stage as an orbital platform. It is first time that PS4 stage would orbit the earth as a stabilized platform. Attitude stabilization is achieved using a dedicated NGC system. POEM derives the power from the solar panels mounted around the PS4 tank and a Li Ion battery. It navigates using four sun sensors, a magnetometer, gyros & NavIC. It carries dedicated control thrusters using Helium gas storage. It is enabled with telecommand feature.