PSLV-C48 Successfully Launched By ISRO On 11 December 2019

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  1. By the 50th mission, the PSLV would have launched 319 small satellites and around 63 satellites of Indian origin.
  2. The first PSLV mission — the PSLV-D1 — lifted off on September 20, 1993.
  3. On its 50th mission, the PSLV will carry India’s RISAT-2BR1 and nine smaller foreign satellites.
  4. The 49 missions so far have been marred by only two failures.
  5. PSLV was also important in that it was used in India’s first lunar mission and the interplanetary mission to Mars.
  6. It has taken 26 years for the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) to close in on that thrilling milestone — the 50th mission.
  7. PSLV’s 50th mission on December 11.

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International satellites launched by #ISRO ’s PSLV:

  • U.S: 39
  • Canada: 12
  • Germany: 9
  • S’pore: 8
  • N Korea: 6
  • U.K: 6
  • Italy: 5
  • Japan: 5
  • Belgium: 4
  • Switzerland: 4
  • Algeria: 4
  • France: 4
  • Indonesia: 3
  • Israel: 3
  • Finland: 3
  • Lithuania: 3
  • Netherlands: 2
  • Denmark: 2
  • Austria: 2
  • Spain: 2