ISRO To Launch 31 Satellites In A Single Mission

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Bengaluru: ISRO on Friday announced that it would launch 31 satellites, including India’s Cartosat-2 series earth observation space craft, in a single mission onboard its Polar rocket on January 10.

The mission will be the first Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission after the unsuccessful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H in August.

“The launch is tentatively scheduled for January 10,” a senior Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official told PTI. The mission’s main payload would be India’s Cartosat-2 series earth observation satellite.

The Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board is scheduled to meet in the coming days would take the final call, he said. PSLV-C40 will be used for the launch from the spaceport in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota, about 100 kilometres from Chennai.

The mission would be a combination of 28 nano satellites from foreign countries, including Finland and the US, one micro and nano satellite from India along with one Cartosat satellite, the official said.

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