PSLV C-20 countdown starts

Published: 24th February 2013 08:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2013 08:53 AM   |  A+A-

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is all set to scale new heights in space technology with the launch of seven satellites from the Satis Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) of Sriharikota Range in a single mission at 5.56 pm on February 25.

The 59-hour countdown for the launch of the 44-metre-long, 295-tonne PSLV-C 20 from the First Launch Pad (FLP), which will carry the seven satellites into space, began 6.56 am on Saturday.

The satellites, weighing 700 kg together, will be an Indo-French 400-kg Saral, a 150-kg Sapphire designed by MDA (MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates), an 80-kg Neosat of Canada Space Agency(CSA), Austria’s Brite and Unibrite, England’s Strand-1 and Denmark’s  AAUSAT. They will be placed into orbit 785 km above earth.

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