Bhubaneswar/Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is going to launch Microsat-R from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on 24th January.
This is an imaging satellite which will be launched by the 46th flight of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C44) from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, which is the country’s only spaceport located about 90 km northeast of Chennai.
Along with it “Kalamsat”-a student payload will also be launched.
The four-stage launch vehicle which has alternating solid and liquid stages, with two strap-on configuration has been identified for the mission and configuration designated as PSLV-DL. The fourth stage (PS4) of the vehicle will be moved to a higher circular orbit so as to establish an orbital platform for carrying out experiments.
The student payload ‘Kalamsat’ will be the first to use PS4 as an orbital platform.