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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Spaceflight And India

India’s PSLV Set to Launch Record 20 Satellites on Wednesday

Tomasz Nowakowski | June 20, 2016

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is about to send a record number of 20 satellites in a single mission. The country’s flagship Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will take to the skies on Wednesday, June 22, from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, to orbit a panoply of spacecraft for various customers around the world. Liftoff is scheduled to take place at 9:26 a.m. local time (03:56 GMT).
If successful, Wednesday’s launch will surpass India’s previous record of the most satellites sent into orbit during one flight, set by a PLSV-CA rocket on April 28, 2008. Back then, the PSLV-C9 mission sent ten spacecraft aloft.

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