Model of the PSLV rocket
Mission typeDeployment of 5 satellites.
OperatorISRO & Antrix Corporation
COSPAR ID2015-032C & 2015-032D
SATCAT no.40717 & 40718
WebsiteISRO website
Mission duration19 minutes & 21 seconds
Distance travelled647 km
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftPolar Satellite Launch Vehicle
Spacecraft typeLaunch vehicle
ManufacturerISRO (Launch Vehicle) &
Surrey Satellite (Satellites)
Launch mass320,000 kilograms (710,000 lb)
Payload mass1,440 kilograms (3,170 lb)
Start of mission
Launch date21:58:00, July 10, 2015 (UTC) (2015-07-10T21:58:00Z) (IST)
Launch siteSatish Dhawan Space Centre
Deployment date10 Jul 2015
End of mission
DisposalPlaced in graveyard orbit
Deactivated10 Jul 2015
Orbital parameters
RegimeSun-synchronous orbit
Three DMC3 satellites,
One CBNT-1 (technology demonstrator)&,
One De-OrbitSail (TD nano satellite)
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PSLV-C28 (a.k.a. DMC3 mission) was the 29th consecutive successful mission (overall 30th) of the PSLV program. The PSLV-C28 carried and successfully deployed 5 satellites in the Sun-synchronous orbit. With a launch mass of 320,000 kilograms (710,000 lb) and payload mass of payload mass 1,440 kilograms (3,170 lb), the C28 was the heaviest commercial mission undertaken by the Indian Space Research Organisation and Antrix Corporation. The PSLV-C28 carried three identical optical Earth observation satellites (DMC3-1, DMC3-2 & DMC3-3), an optical Earth observation technology demonstrator microsatellite (CBNT-1), and an experimental nanosatellite (De-orbitSail). All the satellites were built by Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL). Although built by SSTL, the "De-orbitSail" belonged to the Surrey Space Centre.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

See also


  1. ^ "PSLV-C28 / DMC3 Mission". ISRO website. Retrieved 7 Jun 2016.
  2. ^ "Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle". Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre website. Retrieved 7 Jun 2016.
  3. ^ "DMC 3-FM3". NASA website. Retrieved 7 Jun 2016.
  4. ^ "Carbonite 1". NASA website. Retrieved 7 Jun 2016.
  5. ^ "ISRO successfully Launches PSLV-C28 carrying 5 UK satellites". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 Jun 2016.
  6. ^ "10 things you should know about PSLV-C28". Retrieved 7 Jun 2016.