The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch an earth observation satellite named as Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS), along with 30 foreign commercial satellites on 29th November 2018.
This Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite (HySIS) will be launched through Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C43) from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
HySIS is an earth observation satellite developed by ISRO. It is the primary satellite of the PSLV-C43 mission. The mass of the spacecraft is about 380 kg. It will be placed in 636 km polar sun-synchronous orbit with an inclination of 97.957 deg. The mission life of the satellite is expected to be 5 years.
The main aim to launch HySIS would be to study the earth’s surface in visible, near infrared and shortwave infrared regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Apart, the 30 foreign satellites to be launched along with HySIS include 1 Micro and 29 Nanosatellites from 8 different countries. All these satellites will be placed in a 504 km orbit by PSLV-C43. Out of the 30 commercial satellites, 23 are from the United States.
These satellites have been commercially contracted for launch through Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of ISRO.