PSLV-C23 Launch Scheduled on June 30

The launch of ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C23, is scheduled on June 30, 2014 (Monday) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. The vehicle lift-off time is scheduled at 09:49 hrs IST.

PSLV-C23 will carry a 714 kg French Earth Observation Satellite SPOT-7 as the main payload. Also, the 14 kg AISAT of Germany, NLS7.1 (CAN-X4) & NLS7.2 (CAN-X5) of Canada each weighing 15 kg, and the 7 kg VELOX-1 of Singapore are being carried as co-passengers. These five satellites are being launched under commercial arrangements that ANTRIX has entered with the respective foreign agencies.

All the five satellites have been integrated with PSLV-C23 and the final phase of checks is progressing. The Mission Readiness Review (MRR) Committee and the Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) are meeting on June 27, 2014 to review the progress of prelaunch activities. After the clearance from LAB, the 49 hour count down for the mission will commence at 08:49 hrs IST on June 28, 2014.