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First Look: PSLV ready for launch

Last updated on: May 05, 2005 19:20 IST
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The 44-metre Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C6 is ready for launch at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, about 110 km from Chennai.

The launch is scheduled for 1019 IST on May 5 from a newly built launch pad. The PSLV-C6 will carry a remote sensing satellite and one for home radio operators, project director N Narayanamoorthy said.

The two satellites in orbit will help the country's mapmakers and amateur radio operators, another official said. The two satellites are called CARTOSAT-1 and HAMSAT.

CARTOSAT-1 is the first remote-sensing satellite to be built in India.

Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images


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