Zee Media Bureau
Chennai: The Indian space agency on Friday announced that it will launch five foreign satellites June 30 using its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket under commercial deals.
According to a statement issued by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), these five satellites will be launched on June 30 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, using PSLV-C23 rocket.
The rocket is expected to blast off at 9.49 a.m. It will carry a 714-kg French earth observation satellite SPOT-7; 14-kg AISAT of Germany; NLS7.1 (CAN-X4) and NLS7.2 (CAN-X5) from Canada each weighing 15 kg; and the 7-kg VELOX-1 of Singapore.
These five satellites are being launched under commercial arrangements that Antrix Corporation has entered into with the respective foreign agencies.
ISRO said that all the five satellites have been integrated with the rocket and the final checks are progressing.
The Mission Readiness Review (MRR) Committee and the Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) are meeting June 27, to review the progress of pre-launch activities.
After the clearance from LAB, the 49-hour count-down for the mission will commence at 8:49 a.m June 28.
(With Agency Inputs)