ISRO Set to Launch Two Foreign Satellites on Agency’s 100th Mission
[Satellite TODAY 08-22-12] The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is planning its 100th launch, which will carry two foreign satellites into orbit in September aboard a PSLV C-21 rocker, ISRO Chairman K. Radhakrishnan announced Aug. 22.
ISRO will launch the EADS Astrium-built Spot-6 remote sensing satellite and a Japanese spacecraft called Protiers on board the domestically constructed PSLV C-21) rocket.
“We have two capsules, a remote sensing satellite from France and a small Japanese satellite will be the co-passenger. Preparations are going on. We plan to have the launch in the second week of September,” Radhakrishnan said in a statement.
ISRO’s next mission will most likely be the launch of its GSAT-10 communication satellite on an Arianespace Ariane-5 rocket between Sept. 21 and Sept. 23.