PSLV: Countdown for Rocket Launch Begins

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 | by

 As ISRO is all geared to launch India’s PSLV rocket having the capacity to carry four satellites. Officials at ISRO have stated that the fourth stage is completely fuelled up. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle is to be launched from Sriharikota at 11.00 am on Wednesday. The rocket will carry 1000 kg Megha Tropique, which helps study changes in climate and atmosphere. There will be 3 smaller satellites that have a weight of 42.6 kg.
“The countdown is progressing with butter smoothness. There are no surprises or hitches till now. The fourth stage has been fuelled up. Fuelling of the second stage will begin at 4 p.m. today (Tuesday) and will be completed by midnight,” said the ISRO official.

The PSLV will monitor the earth from a distance of 800 km and aid the country’s Meteorological Department in the forecast of weather conditions in a more accurate manner.

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