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Indian Space Research Organisation is now in a successful consecutive launching process. Now it was successful in putting 5 satellites of UK in appropriate orbits within 20 minutes after its launch the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota at 9.58 pm on the 10th of July. The satellites include three identical DMC3 optical earth observation satellites, an auxiliary earth observation micro satellite (CBNT-1) and one technology demonstrator nano satellite (De-Orbit Sail), built by SSTL.

The PSLV-C 28 lifts off a mass of 320 tons of four satellites with it. The mission was a challenging one. Innovative technologies implemented with it, made it successful in its task.  New designs incorporating an L-adopter, a circular launcher adaptor and Multiple Satellite Adapter-Version 2 (MSA-V2), which is a triangular deck, were realized by ISRO to surmount the tough mission of merging the 3 similar DMC3 satellites each with 3 m of height with the existing payload to the launcher. The three satellites DMC3-3, DMC3-2 and DMC3-1 are the name of these above mentioned three satellites, weighing 320 tones. An optical Earth Observation technology, micro satellite manufactured by SSTL, named CBNT-1, and of weight 91 kg and a 7 kg De-orbit Sail from Surrey Space Center is an experimental nano satellite for demonstration of large thin membrane sail is the other one mounted with PSLV-C28. The total weight of carrying by the PSLV-C28 comes to about 1,440 kg.

This venture of ISRO be called as a commercial mission underpinning the ISRO in the name of space Industry globally and proved to be an overwhelming focus on its foreign exchange wage earner of the country.