59-hour countdown for launch of ISRO's Polar Satellite begins

Last Updated: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 13:00 hrs

. (ANI): The 59-hour countdown for the February 25 launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle commenced at 6.56 a.m. on Saturday at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in the spaceport of Sriharikota, about 90 kms from here.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) sources said PSLV-C20, the 23rd PSLV Mission of ISRO, would put the 400 kg Indo-French satellite and six others into orbit.

Sources further revealed that the rehearsal launch of PSLV - C20 with the primary satellite SARAL and six other foreign satellites have been completed satisfactorily.he other six auxiliary payloads are -- two each from Canada, Austria and one each from Denmark and the United Kingdom.

According to reports, President Pranab Mukherjee is likely to witness the launch. (ANI)

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