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Feb 25, 2013
  • PSLV - C20 successfully launches Indo-French satellite SARAL and six other commercial payloads into the orbit.

  • All Propellant filling operations are completed.

  • Mobile Service Tower (MST) withdrawal to parking end (160 m) is completed.

Feb 24, 2013
  • Preparation for Propellant filling operation of Second Stage (PS2) is under progress.

  • Preparation for Mobile Service Tower (MST) withdrawal is under progress.

Feb 23, 2013
  • Propellant filling operations of Fourth Stage (PS4) and Reaction Control Thrusters (RCT) of First Stage (PS1) are completed.

  • Propellant filling operations of Fourth Stage (PS4) and Reaction Control Thrusters (RCT) of First Stage (PS1) are under progress.

  • The 59 hour Countdown of PSLV - C20 / SARAL Mission commenced at 6:56 Hours (IST) today (Feb 23, 2013) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, India.

Feb 22, 2013
  • Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) for PSLV - C20 / SARAL mission has cleared the launch on Monday, Feb 25, 2013.

  • The 59 hour Countdown will commence at 6:56 Hours (IST) on Feb 23, 2013.

Feb 21, 2013
  • The launch Rehearsal of PSLV - C20 with the primary satellite SARAL and six other satellites has been completed satisfactorily at SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.

  • Mission Readiness Review and meeting of Launch Authorisation Board are scheduled on Feb 22, 2013.

Feb 19, 2013
  • PSLV-C20 to launch SARAL along with six commercial payloads on Feb 25, 2013 at 17:56 hrs (IST) from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.

  • PSLV-C20 is the 23rd PSLV Mission of ISRO and Ninth 'Core-Alone' (without solid strap-on motors) variant.

  • SARAL (Satellite with ARGOS and ALTIKA ) is an ISRO-CNES(France) joint Venture for oceanographic studies.

  • Other six auxiliary payloads are from Canada (2), Austria (2), Denmark (1) and UK (1).


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