Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO to launch 20 satellites on 22 June . The launch will take place from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
“Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) will meet in the days to come. After reviewing, clearance will be given for the countdown,” a senior ISRO official told PTI.
Highlights from ISRO upcoming Launch
- Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C34 will be used to carry the satellites. Including India’s earth observation spacecraft Cartosat-2. It will be launched from the Second Launch Pad 9 (SLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
- PSLV-C34 will launch 19 co-passenger satellites together. Total weight is about 560 kg at lift-off into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).
- ISRO said the total weight of all the 20 satellites carried on board PSLV-C34 is about 1,288 kg.
- The co-passengers include satellites from the US, Canada, Germany and Indonesia. It also includes two satellites from Indian Universities.
- The space agency had earlier sent 10 satellites into orbit in a single mission in 2008.