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PSLV-C18 successfully launched, 4 satellites placed in orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday successfully launched its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C18 ( PSLV-C18) and placed four satellites in their designated orbits. The Indo-French satellite Megha-Tropiques will track the weather, and two satellites are for educational institutions, and the fourth is from Luxembourg. “The launch was a great success and it demonstrates the reliability and versatility of PSLV ...

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ISRO begins countdown for PSLV-C18 Megha-Tropiques mission’s launch

India’s ISRO has begun countdown for the launch of PSLV-C18/Megha-Tropiques mission, at Satish Dhawan Space Centre(SDSC) – SHAR, Sriharikota on Wednesday morning. It is scheduled to be lifted off at 11:00 hrs (IST) on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. The 50 hour countdown commenced at 09:00 hours today (October 10, 2011). During the Countdown, propellant-filling operations of the liquid propellant second ...

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