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ISRO's PSLV-C26 to be launched on Oct 16

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on November 25, 2017 Published on October 09, 2014

The launch of ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C26, is now scheduled for October 16 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.

The launch window of the mission opens at 01:32 hours Indian Standard Time (IST) and lasts till 01:47 hours IST. The lift-off is scheduled at the opening of the launch window at 01:32 hours IST.

PSLV-C26 will carry the 1,425 kg Indian Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1C.

IRNSS-1C, the third satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, has already been integrated with PSLV-C26 and the final phase of checks is progressing.

The Mission Readiness Review (MRR) Committee and the Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) met on October 7 to review the progress of prelaunch activities and cleared the launch for October 16.

The 67 hour count down for the mission will commence at 06:32 hours IST on October 13.

Published on October 09, 2014
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