PSLV-C23 is ready for lift-off from Sriharikota, Nellore

PSLV C23
PSLV C23
June 30, 2014

ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C23 is scheduled for launching on June 30th  at 09:49 hours IST from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota. PSLV-C23 is going to carry five foreign satellites from Canada, France, Germany, and Singapore.

PSLV C23
PSLV C23

French Earth Observation Satellite SPOT-7 which is of 714kg is the main payload. AISAT of Germany is of 14kg, NLS7.1 (CAN-X4) & NLS7.2 (CAN-X5) of Canada weighing 15kg, and 7kg VELOX-1 of Singapore are being carried as co-passengers.

According to ISRO spokesperson B.R.Guruprasad, All the five satellites have been integrated with the PSLV-C23 and the final phase of checks is in progress. 49 hour countdown for the mission will commence at 8:49AM on June 28 once the clearance is approved form the Launch Authorisation Board on 27th of June.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to watch the lift-off of PSLV-C23.

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