Countdown for 100th satellite launch begins

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jan 2018 09:05:34


 

CHENNAI,

THE 28-hour countdown for the launch of ISRO’s 100th satellite along with 30 others in a single mission, from the space port of Sriharikota, about 110 kms from here, began on Thursday.


On its 42nd mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) trusted workhorse ‘PSLV-C40’ will carry the weather observation ‘Cartosat-2’ series satellite and 30 co-passengers (together weighing about 613 kg) at lift-off at 9.28 am on Friday.


As the Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board cleared the countdown, the space body on Thursday said, “The 28-hour countdown activity of PSLV-C40/Cartosat2 Series Satellite Mission has started at 05.29 hours IST on Thursday”.