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PSLV - C 23: 49hrs countdown begins

PSLV - C 23: 49hrs countdown begins
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PSLV – C 23: 49hrs Countdown Begins. According to the ISRO sources, the launch of ISRO\'s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C23, is scheduled on Monday i.e. on June 30, 2014 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. The vehicle lift-off time is scheduled at 09:49 A.M.

Hyderabad: According to the ISRO sources, the launch of ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C23, is scheduled on Monday i.e. on June 30, 2014 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. The vehicle lift-off time is scheduled at 09:49 A.M. (IST).

PSLV – C 23

PSLV-C23 will carry a 714 kg French Earth Observation Satellite SPOT-7 as the main payload. Also, the 14 kg AISAT of Germany, NLS7.1 (CAN-X4) & NLS7.2 (CAN-X5) of Canada each weighing 15 kg, and the 7 kg VELOX-1 of Singapore are being carried as co-passengers. These five satellites are being launched under commercial arrangements that ANTRIX has entered with the respective foreign agencies.

All the five satellites have been integrated with PSLV-C23 and the final phase of checks is progressing. The Mission Readiness Review (MRR) Committee and the Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) met on Friday to review the progress of prelaunch activities. After the clearance from LAB, the 49 hour count down for the mission commenced at 08:52 A.M (IST) Saturday i.e. on June 28, 2014, delayed by 3 minutes to the scheduled 8.49 A.M (IST), earlier.

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