Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article

PSLV-C44 to launch Kalamsat, Microsat satellite on Jan 24


The PSLV-C44 launch vehicle getting ready for the Kalamsat mission at ISRO spaceport in Sriharikota. Photo: ISRO

BENGALURU (PTI): The Indian Space Research Organisation has said its workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will launch the Kalamsat payload and Microsat-R satellite from Sriharikota on January 24.

PSLV is a four stage launch vehicle with alternating solid and liquid stages.

"The PSLV with 2 strap-on configuration has been identified for this mission and the configuration is designated as PSLV-DL. PSLV-C44 is the first mission of PSLV-DL and is a new variant of PSLV," ISRO said.

It will be launched from First Launch Pad (FLP) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), Sriharikota.

"Kalamsat, a student payload will be the first to use PS4 as orbital platform. PSLV-C44 will also carry Microsat-R, an imaging satellite," the agency said.

In PSLV-C44, the fourth stage (PS4) of the vehicle would be moved to higher circular orbit so as to establish an orbital platform for carrying out experiments.

Kalamsat will be the first to use PS4 as orbital platform, ISRO said.

Tags:

PSLV  Kalamsat  Microsat  Launch  ISRO  

Other Related News

Gaganyaan mission can't happen this year or next year, focus fully on safety aspects: ISRO Chief

Indian Space Reasearch Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S Somanath has said the launch of the ambitious Gaganyaan mission, the country's first manned space flight, cannot happen this year or next year as the agency is keen to ensure that all safety systems are in place.

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2022

Brahmand World Defence Update

Image Gallery