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Watch ISRO PSLV-C50 Launch CMS-01 Live: What is the Significance of this Communication Satellite?

Viewers can watch ISRO PSLV-C50 launch CMS-01 live from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota from 3:10 PM IST onwards

ISRO is all set to launch the communication satellite CMS-01 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota at 3:41 PM IST subject to weather conditions. Viewers can watch ISRO PSLV-C50 launch CMS-01 live on their mobiles and laptops as the event will be streamed from 3:10 PM IST onwards on 17 December 2020. This event will be the 77th launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota and the 52nd launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.

The Indian Space Research Organisation is constantly putting out the latest developments with regards to the launch and they are as follows: The countdown for the PSLV-C50 CMS-01 mission commenced on 16 December 2020 at 2:41 PM IST, and as of now the filling of fuel and oxidizer for the second stage an fourth stage has been completed.

What is the Significance of the ISRO CMS-01 Communication Satellite?

CMS-01, which is the 42nd communication satellite of India, has been developed to provide services in the Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum whose coverage areas include the Indian mainland, Andaman-Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands. The satellite will provide services like tele-education, tele-medicine, disaster management support and satellite Internet access, according to Wikipedia.

The CMS-01 communication satellite will reportedly replace the aged GSAT-12satellite, which was launched onboard the PSLV-XL C-17 from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 15 July 2011 by an all-women core team.

Where to Watch the ISRO PSLV-C50 Launch CMS-01 Live?

Interested viewers may watch the ISRO PSLV-C50 launch CMS-01 live on the official website from 3:10 PM IST onwards. The launch will also be streamed live on the official social media handles of ISRO including Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook. An alternative website has also been provided for viewers to watch the launch live

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