CMS-01 Communication Satellite | ISRO
CMS-01 Communication Satellite | ISRO

CMS-01 Communication Satellite | ISRO

CMS-01 Communication Satellite: The CMS-01 was, therefore, ISRO’s latest successful mission which took place on December 17, 2020. Hence, it is a communications satellite which was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. 

At 15:41 hours (IST) carrying CMS-01, PSLV-C50 also picked off from the second launch pad of the SDSC SHAR. The satellite was, therefore, injected into its planned orbit after a flight of approximately 20 minutes 12 seconds.

Also, the CMS-01 solar panels were mounted automatically after injection, and the satellite was operated by the ISRO Master Control Facility at Hassan. In the next few days, orbit-raising manoeuvres will also carry out to position the satellite at its specific location in the geostationary orbit.

Purpose and Use

Its also aim is to provide services like Extended-C Band of the frequency spectrum coverage in mainland India, Andaman-Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands. It is, therefore, a replacement satellite for the GSAT-12. It is available for communication in use by the people at the end of the first week of January 2021 once its payload in-orbit testing is complete. The mission is supposed to last 7 years. 

Launch Details

Therefore, CMS-01 was launched by PSLV-50 from the second launch pad at SDSC at exactly 15:41 hours IST on December 17, 2020. The satellite was also injected into its orbit, the GSO Orbit, after 20 minutes and 12 seconds of flying. This was the 52nd launch from also PSLV and the 77th mission from SDSC in Sriharikota. 

Once the CMS-01 was in its orbit, the solar panels take off automatically and ISRO’s Master Control Facility at Hassan took over the control of the satellite. It then worked on placing the satellite in its designated position in the Geostationary Orbit for the few days after. 

Technical Specifications 

Power1500 Watts
Launch Mass1425 Kg
Manufacturer ISRO

Orbital Parameters

Reference SystemGeocentric Orbit
RegimeGeostationary Orbit

The ISRO has launched many satellites and therefore, one of them are these communication satellites. They also really help the defence team of India to communicate with other people and search for many unidentified people through this satellite. As of now, India is reaching heights and skies in terms of space research and also giving equal challenge to NASA nowadays. I hope this success for Indian Space Research organisation, therefore, stays in continuation and keep exploring magical things in space.

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