ISRO schedules December launch for PSLV with Cartosat-2 series satellite on board, along with 15 to 20 nanosatellites
The total number of customer satellites from abroad placed in orbit by PSLV so far is 209, according to ISRO.
The countdown for the GSLV Mk-III D1/GSAT-19 mission of 25 hours and 30 minutes began at 3.58 p.m. on 04 June.
This is the first developmental flight of the GSLV MK III, and will make it the heaviest rocket launch by the Indian space agency.
The unprecedented number of satellites on a single mission called for unique approaches in accommodating the satellites and designing the mission by Isro.
Isro plans to launch a world record of 104 satellites on a single Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on 15 February 2015 at 9:28 am.
There are a number of options available for users to catch all the action of the historic Isro launch, from the comfort of their homes.
Planet Lab will set a record with the launch of the most number of satellites by one company on a single launch vehicle spaceflight.