Policy Indications: Government ensures quality education and educational infrastructure  |  National Edu News: Aarogya Setu is now open source  |  Leadership Instincts: "Success of Digital India Initiatives a Hope for Poor and Developing Countries"  |  National Edu News: Kangra Tea could lower coronavirus activity better than HIV drugs  |  Leadership Instincts: CeNS designs comfortable face mask   |  Leadership Instincts: NTPC in pact with ONGC to set up Joint Venture Company  |  Science Innovations: IASST develops electrochemical sensing platform for food items  |  Policy Indications: National Test Abyaas App  |  Guest Column: The Eight Billion Opportunity!  |  Finance: Covidonomics   |  Parent Interventions: Enrichment programmes help children build knowledge  |  Parent Interventions: Half of moms-to-be at risk of preeclampsia are missing out on preventive aspirin  |  Parent Interventions: First month of data shows children at low risk of COVID-19 infection  |  Teacher Insights: First-generation learners being left behind in global education  |  Teacher Insights: Deep learning: A new engine for ecological resource research  |  
January 08, 2018 Monday 04:05:47 PM IST

India to launch 31 satellites on Jan 12

Science Innovations

Bengaluru: India will launch 31 satellites, including earth observation spacecraft Cartosat, on January 12 instead of its earlier tentative schedule on January 10, a space official said on Monday.

"The rocket launch to carry Cartosat and other satellites, including 28 from the US and five other countries, will take place on January 12 at 9.30 a.m.," Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Public Relations Director Devi Prasad Karnik told IANS here.

"There is no delay in the schedule as the earlier stated launch date of January 10 was merely tentative," stated Karnik. The rocket launch would take place from ISRO's spaceport located at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

The first space mission in 2018 on board the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) comes four months after a similar rocket failed to deliver the country's eighth navigation satellite in the earth's lower orbit on August 31.


The mission's payload will also include one each nano and micro satellite from India, besides Cartosat-2. As an observational satellite, Cartosat will beam high-quality images for cartographic, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation and utility management like road network monitoring.

Comments