New Delhi, Sep 26, 2016: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday successfully launched the longest PSLV multi-orbital launch mission from Sriharikota.
The 48-and-half-hour countdown for the launch of PSLVC35/SCATSAT-1 Mission has started at 8.42 a.m. on September 24, the space agency said.
The PSLV-C35 carrying the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 along with seven other satellites, including from the US and Canada, will blast off from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR.
The remaining seven satellites will be placed in a 689 km polar orbit around two hours and 15 minutes after the rocket’s lift off.
These include five foreign satellites: three from Algeria (Alsat-1B 103kg, Alsat-2B 117kg, Alsat-1N 7kg), and one each from Canada (NLS-19, 8kg) and US (Pathfinder-44kg).
The two other Indian satellites are: Pratham (10kg) built by Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay and Pisat (5.25 kg) from PES University, Bengaluru and its consortium.
Around 16 minutes into the flight, the rocket’s fourth state or the engine will be cut off and a minute later the weather satellite SCATSAT-1 will be put into orbit.