New Website Coming - 4th June 2018

It will be 7 years on March 13th since we launched SpaceVids back in 2011 and 5 years since the launch of the website - Since then the website has outgrown the Space sector and is in dire need of an upgrade. To mark the 5th anniversary we will be launching a brand new stunning website on April 2nd June 4th 2018, The new website will have all of the same videos along with historical data in a fully responsive view.

We have pushed launch back into June by a month to allow us to ensure the historical videos are all imported properly.

Mission Updates: PSLV – RISAT-1

An Indian PSLV rocket successfully launched the RISAT-1 satellite on April 26th 2012 at 01:00 UTC.

Mission Videos

April 26th 00:17 UTC
Successful Launch

April 26th 2012 – 01:00 UTC

Lift off occurred on time and successfully placed the RISAT-1 satellite into orbit!

April 25th 2012 – 22:10 UTC

Launch is on track for tonight and the 21st flight of India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The payload on this flight is the Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT-1), to be launched into a polar circular orbit at an allitude of 480km at an inclination of 97.552 degrees. RISAT-1 weighs 1858kg and will be the heaviest satellite ever launched on the PSLV.

This version of the PSLV, Called the PSLV-XL, has 6 strap on solid rocket motors that burn for 49.5 seconds with the solid propellent first stage burning for 101 seconds. The liquid fuelled second stage will then burn for 149 seconds before separating and igniting the solid propellent third stage for 112 seconds. The final fourth stage, which is liquid propelled, will burn for 523 seconds.

Photo Credit: ISRO