PSLV-C26 is scheduled on Thursday 16th October

PSLV-C26 is scheduled on Thursday 16th October

PSLV-C26 is scheduled on Thursday 16th October

The launch of ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C26, is now scheduled on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch window of the mission opens at 0132 hrs IST and lasts till 0147 hrs IST. The lift-off is scheduled at the opening of the launch window at 0132 hrs IST. PSLV-C26 will carry the 1425 kg Indian Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1C.

IRNSS-1C, the third satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, has already been integrated with PSLV-C26 and the final phase of checks is progressing. The Mission Readiness Review (MRR) Committee and the Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) met on October 07, 2014 to review the progress of prelaunch activities and cleared the launch for October 16, 2014. The 67 hour count down for the mission will commence at 0632 hrs IST on October 13, 2014.
Scientist say that
- Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (Oxidiser) Propellant filling operation of Fourth Stage (PS4) of PSLV-C26 is completed.
- Propellant (MMH) filling of Reaction Control Thrusters (RCT) of First Stage (PS1) is completed.
Live Telecast by Doordarshan and Webcast of Launch will be available on Oct 16, 2014 from 01:02 hrs (IST) onwards
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