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Countdown begins for PSLV-C35/SCATSAT-1 Mission

PSLV C35 set to carry SCATSAT-1 on Monday

Chennai : Countdown began today for ISRO’s Monday launch of SCATSAT-1 for ocean and weather related studies along with seven other satellites, including from the US and Canada.

The 48-and-a-half-hour countddown for PSLV-C35/SCATSAT-1 Mission started at 8:42 AM, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on its website, adding this is the first mission of PSLV in which it will be launching its payloads into two different orbits.

PSLV-C35 will be launched from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota at 9.12 AM on September 26, it said.

In its 37th flight, India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C35, will launch the 377 kg SCATSAT-1 for ocean and weather related studies and seven co-passenger satellites into Polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).

The co-passenger satellites are from the US, Canada and Algeria besides from Indian Universities.

While SCATSAT-1 will be placed into a 720 km Polar SSO, the two Academic Institute Satellites and the five foreign satellites will be placed into a 670 km polar orbit, the space agency said.

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