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ISRO Launched the First Satellite of the Year 2021

Published on March 01, 2021
Current Context: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the first satellite of the year 2021.
ISRO Launched the First Satellite of the Year 2021
  • ISRO launched the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C51, which also carried Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites.
  • It was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The launching of C51 has marked the 53rd mission of PSLV.
  • In the first move, the PSLV-C51 launched the Amazonia-1 satellite of Brazil and then followed by 18 co-passenger payloads which were launched from the first launch pad of the spaceport.
  • One of these satellites carried an e-copy of the Bhagavad Gita and a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to space.
  • About Amazonia-1: It is the optical earth observation satellite of the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE). It will provide remote sensing data of deforestation in the Amazon region and analysis of diversified agriculture across the Brazilian territory.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of ISRO: Bengaluru
    • Chairman of ISRO: K Sivan


Q.1 ISRO launched PSLV-C51, which also carried Amazonia-1. The Amazonia-1 satellite belongs to which country?
a. Brazil
b. France
c. Japan
d. USA
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