31 satellites to be launched at once by ISRO
India’s premier Indian Space Research Organization is now all set to launch 31 satellites in a single rocket mission onboard the first Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission after the unsuccessful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H in August 2017.
The launch mission will be conducted on January 10 from Sriharikota launchpad of Andhra Pradesh which is 100 km far from Chennai. The mission load will be India’s Cartosat-2 series earth observation satellite. The final call will be taken by Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorization Board which is supposed to be held in the coming days.
Satellites will be of various sizes including 28 nanosatellites of foreign countries like Finland and the US, one micro and nano satellite from India along with one Cartosat satellite.
The Cartosat satellite will help to provide high-resolution scene specific spot imageries.