SSTL confirms the successful launch of CARBONITE-2
12 January 2018
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has confirmed the successful launch of CARBONITE-2, an Earth Observation technology demonstration mission owned and operated by SSTL, and of the Telesat LEO Phase 1 communications satellite, an important milestone in Telesat's plans to deploy a global low earth orbit (LEO) constellation that will revolutionise broadband communications services around the world. These two small SSTL satellites were launched into a 505km sun-synchronous orbit on board the PSLV launch vehicle from the Satash Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India on 12 January 2018 at UTC/GMT 03:59.
Following separation from the launch vehicle, SSTL is pleased to confirm that successful contact was made with both satellites and all initial system checks for both spacecraft are nominal.
Source: Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
Image credit: SSTL / Beaucroft Photograpy - CARBONITE-2 flight-ready at SSTL.