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India to launch SSLV-D2 tomorrow from Satish Dhawan spaceport

The small lift carrier rocket will undergo modifications after SSLV-D1 failure

Launch Infographics: SSLV-D2

The second launch of India's new SSLV – Small Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket, the SSLV-D2, is due to take place on February 10, 2023, at 09:18 IST (03:48 GMT) from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. The three-stage rocket is intended to place the EOS-07, Janus-1 and AzaadiSAT-2 satellites in a circular orbit of 450 km, inclined at 37.2 degrees and with a launch azimuth of 135 degrees. This will be the 85th Orbital launch from India, and First in 2023.

SSLV-D2 at FLP, Sriharikota (Photo: ISRO)

The payload including the 156.3 kg EOS-07 satellite and the two passenger satellites. New experiments include mm-Wave Humidity Sounder and Spectrum Monitoring Payload. Janus-1, a 10.2 kg satellite belongs to ANTARIS, USA. A 8.7 kg satellite AzaadiSAT-2 is a combined effort of about 750 girl students across India guided by Space Kidz India, Chennai. the total mass is greater than the sum of the three satellites (about 175 kg), but it could be counting the adapter or the equipment bay.