India's PSLV-C35 With SCATSAT-1 Set for Launch Monday, September 26

SCATSAT-1 spacecraft integrated with PSLV-C35 with two halves of the heat shield seen. Credit: ISRO.

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty-seventh flight (PSLV-C35), will launch the 377 kg SCATSAT-1 for ocean and weather related studies and seven co-passenger satellites into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). Co-passenger satellites are from Algeria, Canada and USA as well as two satellites from Indian Universities/ Academic Institute.

SCATSAT-1 will be placed into a 720 km Polar SSO whereas; the two Universities/ Academic Institute Satellites and the five foreign satellites will be placed into a 670 km polar orbit. This is the first mission of PSLV in which it will be launching its payloads into two different orbits.

PSLV-C35 will be launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. It will be the fifteenth flight of PSLV in 'XL' configuration (with the use of solid strap-on motors).

The PSLV-C35 is scheduled to be launched on Monday morning at 9:12 hrs (IST) on September 26, 2016 from SDSC SHAR , Sriharikota.

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