The 48-hour countdown had begun yesterday for the launch of PSLV C-34 rocket. The rocket will lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota.
What is the mission about?
ISRO will be launching 20 satellites in one go through a single rocket PSLV C-34 rocket. 26 minutes after the scheduled launch, the rocket will place 20 satellites into the intended orbit. The first satellite will be injected into the orbit after 16 minutes and the rest 19 will be injected simultaneously in the next 10 minutes.
Satellites that would be launched
According to ISRO, the total weight of all the 20 satellites would be 1,288 Kg. Satellites from US, Canada, Germany and Indonesia as well as two satellites from Indian Universities form the bulk.
All the satellites will play a crucial role in determining the climatic changes. The satellites will help in agricultural sector, topography, earth imaging and maritime information.
The countries that ISRO has launched satellites for are Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Singapore, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States of America.