Countdown for India’s rocket launch to start Saturday

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Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) Decks have been cleared for the September 26 morning launch of India’s weather satellite SCATSAT-1 and seven other satellites – five foreign and two domestic – with its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

According to ISRO, the Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the 48 and-half-hour countdown of PSLV/SCATSAT-1 Mission to start on September 24.

The countdown would start at 8.42 a.m. on Saturday while the rocket would blast off from the launch pad with eight satellites on September 26 at 9.12 a.m.



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