Countdown begins for Indian rocket's Wednesday launch

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Countdown begins for Indian rocket's Wednesday launch

Countdown begins for Indian rocket's Wednesday launch

IANS   ¦    May 21, 2019 02:05:53 PM (IST)

Countdown begins for Indian rocket\'s Wednesday launch-1

Chennai: The countdown for the Wednesday launch of India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying the radar imaging earth observation satellite, RISAT-2B began on Tuesday, said an ISRO official.

According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official, the 25-hour countdown for the PSLV launch started at 4.30 a.m. on Tuesday.

The PSLV-C46 as per ISRO's numbering system, will lift-off from the first launch pad at the rocket port in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at about 5.30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The rocket will carry the RISAT-2B weighing 615 kg which will beef up India's surveillance capabilities from the sky.

India also plans to launch another radar imaging satellite named RISAT-2BR later this year.