CHENNAI: Countdown started today for ISRO's Monday dispatch of SCATSAT-1 for sea and climate related studies alongside seven different satellites, including from the US and Canada.
The 48-and-a-half-hour countddown for PSLV-C35/SCATSAT-1 Mission began at 8:42 AM, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said on its site, including this is the main mission of PSLV in which it will dispatch its payloads into two distinct circles.
PSLV-C35 will be propelled from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Center SHAR, Sriharikota at 9.12 AM on September 26, it said.
In its 37th flight, India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C35, will dispatch the 377 kg SCATSAT-1 for sea and climate related studies and seven co-traveler satellites into Polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).
The co-traveler satellites are from the US, Canada and Algeria other than from Indian Universities.While SCATSAT-1 will be set into a 720 km Polar SSO, the two Academic Institute Satellites and the five outside satellites will be set into a 670 km polar circle, the space office said