Space enthusiasts will be able to view the launch of India’s second navigation satellite on Friday both online and on television.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said that it will begin its webcast from 4.45 pm on Friday. The satellite is due to be launched at 5.14 pm from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
The mission entered a 58-hour and 30-minute countdown to launch on Wednesday and ISRO officials said all checks had been completed successfully. Launch rehearsal procedures were also completed.
On Wednesday, filling of fuel and oxidisers into the fourth stage of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C24 was completed.
The IRNSS 1B will be part of an indigenously developed navigation system which will provide India with both civilian and defence applications in a range of 1,500 km from the country’s borders, ISRO said.