The Red Planet's elevator, which would travel between the surface of Mars and a Mars synchronous orbit
, could be constructed in Earth's orbit.
Although a near synchronous orbit
was achieved, radio contact with Earth was lost the same day.
About 17 minutes 18 seconds after the lift off, the Cartosat-2 series will be separated and injected into its 505 km sun synchronous orbit
. The Cartosat-2 has been designed to stay in its orbit for five years."The micro satellite will be India's 100th satellite in space,"ISRO Satellite Centre Director M Annadurai said.
Clarke imagined using such "hyperfilaments" to construct an elevator to a tethered space station in synchronous orbit
In its 46th flight, the launch vehicle placed the 740-kg primary satellite Microsat-R, an imaging satellite meant for military purposes, in a 274-km polar sun synchronous orbit
along with the Kalamsat.
Both the British satellites that weigh around 889 kgs, were launched into a 583 km Sun Synchronous Orbit
Both also move in an unusually synchronous orbit
- each always presents the same face to the other as they rotate.
The TanSat satellite, launched on board a Long March-2D rocket, was sent to a sun synchronous orbit
roughly 435 miles from the surface of Earth.
Both the British satellites that weigh around 889 kgs, will be launched into a 583 km Sun Synchronous Orbit
Both satellites are in Sun- synchronous orbit
(SSO), meaning it will travel from pole to pole to take images as the Earth rotates.
A minute later, the Indian satellite HysIS with a mission life of five years was placed in 636km polar sun synchronous orbit