Four Dove satellites – our Flock 3p’ – have successfully launched on ISRO’s PSLV C-40 rocket. The satellites were deployed into an approximately 500 km Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) and are currently speeding around the Earth at 7.5 km/second. We are happy to report that our Mission Control team has made contact with all four satellites and begun the automated commissioning process. This marks our 21st launch and our third successful launch on a PSLV rocket from India.
Many thanks to ISRO/Antrix for getting us to space again. Follow us @planetlabs for updates on Flock 3p’ and the rest of our fleet!
PSLV C-40 liftoff from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Center. Image: ISRO/Antrix.