Read (Updates), Isro’s PSLV C-44 places military satellite Microsat-R in orbit
Significantly, India’s only spaceport is located at Sriharikota, about 90 km northeast of Chennai. The four-stage launch vehicle which has alternating solid and liquid stages, with two strap-on configuration has been identified for the mission and configuration designated as PSLV-DL.
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Countdown for the launch of #PSLVC44 started today at 19:37 (IST) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. The launch is scheduled tomorrow at 23:37 (IST).
Updates will continue.#Kalamsat#MicrosatR
— ISRO (@isro) January 23, 2019
Following the ISRO’s inputs, India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its 46th flight, will launch the Kalamsat and Microsat-R from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota on January 24, 2019 (Launched Now).
It is a four stage launch vehicle with alternating solid and liquid stages. It is the first mission of PSLV-DL and is a new variant of PSLV.
“PSLV-C44 is the first mission of PSLV-DL and is a new variant of PSLV,” the ISRO. While the 4th stage (PS4) of the same will be moved to a higher circular orbit so as to establish an orbital platform for carrying out experiments. The student payload ‘Kalamsat’ will be the first to use PS4 as an orbital platform.
PSLV-C44 will also carry Microsat-R, an imaging satellite.