PSLV C 35 will put the 377 kg SCATSAT-1 satellite for ocean and weather related studies and seven co-passenger satellites into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). The co-passenger satellites are from Algeria, Canada and the USA apart from the two satellites from Indian universities.
“SCATSAT-1 will be placed into a 720 km polar sun synchronous orbit whereas; the two universities satellites and the five foreign satellites will be placed into a 670 km polar orbit. This is the first PSLV mission in which it will be launching its payloads into two different orbits,” reads a statement by ISRO.
SCATSAT-1 would provide wind vector data products for weather forecasting, cyclone detection and tracking services to users. The mission life of the satellite is 5 years.