Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched Indo-French satellite `SARAL` from the spaceport of Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on Monday.
Ahead of the launch of SARAL, ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan today offered prayers at the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara.
The 59-hour countdown for the February 25 launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle to put into orbit seven satellites, including Indo-French spacecraft SARAL, commenced at 6.56 AM on Saturday.
Indian space agency officials are gearing up to make the rocket that would carry seven satellites launch-ready for Feb 25 with a full system check, an official said.
The Indian space agency on February 25 will put into orbit, seven foreign satellites including an Indo-French collaborative satellite SARAL and thus earn the much wanted and required revenue.
ISRO may be adept at putting satellites into precise orbit but now appears set to fall flat on its publicly-pronounced date to launch Indo-French spacecraft "SARAL" on 12-12-12.
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