Countdown for launch of DRDO satellite to start on Wednesday


The countdown for the flight Thursday night of an Indian rocket carrying the Microsat R imaging satellite of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Kalamsat student satellite will begin later on Wednesday, an Indian space agency official said.

“The countdown for the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket launch will start today (Wednesday).

“The countdown duration and its starting time, the time of rocket launch would be announced later,” an official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told IANS.

The rocket launch was expected to happen at about 11.40 p.m. on Thursday.

“We will be launching the 700-kg Microsat R and Kalamsat with a new PSLV variant.

“To reduce weight and increase the mass, an aluminium tank is being used for the first time in the fourth stage,” ISRO Chairman K. Sivan had told IANS earlier. Read More

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