As per the recent reports, India will launch 31 satellites onboard in a single mission on January 10.
It was reported that the mission will be the first Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission after the unsuccessful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H which was launched in August.
Devi Prasad Karnik, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Director said in a statement, “We have tentatively scheduled the rocket launch at 9.30 a.m. to carry Cartosat and other satellites, including 28 from the US and five other countries in a single mission”.
It was learned that Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board has scheduled to meet to take the final call.
It was further added, “The sixth Cartosat in 2A series and other satellites are being integrated with the rocket at the spaceport. The mission launch board will decide the rocket’s lift-off time for the reverse countdown two days ahead”.
It was believed that PSLV-C40 will be used for the launch from the spaceport in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota which is reported to be 100 km from Chennai.
A senior officer at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has confirmed the news and said, “The launch is tentatively scheduled for January 10”.
However, this would be the third satellite in the Cartosat-2 series.