The Indian space agency is deliberating the ways and means of setting right the glitch in its fourth regional navigation satellite with minimum effort so that it could be launched early, said an official.
24-hour countdown for PSLV-C23 Mission has begun at Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Sunday. The mission began at 8:52 am yesterday with a delay of 3 minutes from the proposed time due to the high chances of space debris getting in the way of the launch vehicle.
India Thursday entered the golden jubilee of the launch of its first rocket from the sylvan settings of the coastal hamlet of Thumba near here, marking the decisive step of the country`s space odyssey which has witnessed landmarks like Chandrayaan and Mars mission.
Even though the June 12 rocket launch has been put off to June-end or the first week of July because of the failure of a component, Indian space agency officials do not expect this setback to impact other rocket launch plans.