ISRO Sets Date for PSLV Comeback Launch

PSLV liquid stage at ISRO's Vehicle Assembly Building during vehicle integration in August. Photo: ISRO.

PSLV liquid stage at ISRO’s Vehicle Assembly Building during vehicle integration in August. Photo: ISRO.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has announced an official launch date — January 10 — for its Cartosat 2 satellite and 31 other secondary payloads. This is the first Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) launch since a mission failure in August, when a heat shield fairing malfunction prevented the rocket from deploying its payload into the correct orbit.

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