Indian Space Organization Ambitious, Going to Launch 20 Satellites in a Single Launch

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Sunday that it has cleared the 48-hour countdown, starting Monday morning, for the launch of record 20 satellites in a single mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.

The launch will take place from the second launch pad of the space centre at 9:26 AM on 22 June.

ISRO Official

Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board have cleared the 48-hour countdown starting at 09.26 hr IST on Monday, June 20, 2016 and the launch of PSLV-C34/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission for Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 09.26hr IST.

The space agency had earlier sent 10 satellites into orbit in a single mission in 2008.

The co-passengers include satellites from the US, Canada, Germany and Indonesia as well as two satellites from Indian Universities.

(With agency inputs.)