The satellite reached low Earth orbit from Cape Canaveral in Florida, US. The nano-satellite will operate precisely in a sun-synchronous orbit and monitor space weather.
T-90 Minutes — As we inch towards the one hour mark for the launch countdown for the Transporter 6 Mission, here is an overview of our space weather testbed, Pushan – Alpha. #SSA #Sustainability #spaceweather pic.twitter.com/9n0Z4qd3u9
— Digantara (@Digantarahq) January 3, 2023
Digantara’s first mission was launched on June 30 last year by ISRO’s PSLV-C53. It is the world’s first commercial space-based space weather monitoring system. The Pushan-Alpha mission is named after the Hindu solar deity, who is considered the god of travel and protector of travelers.
Digantara is establishing a space-based surveillance platform with global realtime earth coverage by deploying a constellation of cost-efficient nanosatellites in LEO (Low Earth Orbit) along with precise modelling through an AI-ML based algorithm to provide predictive and robust space-based situational awareness services.
In November, Hyderabad based Skyroot launched its indigenously built Rocket Vikram S, with support from Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACe), the commercial arm of ISRO.