Sriharikota, June 22: ISRO successfully completes the 20-in-1 mission that has launched 20 different satellites from various countries in their respective orbits.
The launch is unique because ISRO will experiment in double ignition of liquid propellent, which is a breakthrough in the field of space science. Among the 20 satellites, 2 nano satellites have been built by engineering students, 1 satellite is ISRO's own Cartosat-2 and the rest 17 are international satellites.
Here are the live updates:
The re-ignition of the liquid ignition in the rocket is an experiment and will be conducted after all the satellites have been launched.
10:00 am: All the 12 satellites have been successfully deployed; more updates from Antarctica
9:56 am: Launch of 20 satellites successful
Scientists at ISRO congratulate each other
Rest of the launches will be observed and monitored from Antarctica, updates from there awaited
9:45 am: M3MSat (Canada), GHGSat-D (Canada) separated and injected
9:44 am: Satyabhama and Swayam satellites injected in orbit
9:43 am: Indian satellite in orbit
9:41 am: For the first time in the history of aerospace science in India, the PSV will be re-started twice for injecting two sets of satellites one after another.
9:29 am: ISRO launch: PS4 will burn for another 150 seconds till it achieves the required velocity
9:35 am: Last leg begins
9:30 am: 2nd stage performance normal
9:28 am: Strap on separated, 1st stage of launch successful
9:27 am: Launch underway
2 nano-satellites on board designed by engineering students
9:22 am: Final countdown has begun, weather good and scientists are expecting hurdle-free launch.
9:15 am: Yet another feather in the cap of team ISRO: MoS PMO Jitendra Singh on ISRO to launch record 20 satellites today.