Tomorrow will be the day that will add one more trophy to the Indian Space Research Organisation. The ISRO had launched numerous satellites to space in past decade that includes 45 from other nations. It uses its PSLV launch vehicle for most of this job. Tomorrow it is the PSLV C-30 to be lifting off off the SHAR center at Sriharikota, Andra Pradesh.
The mission is quite different from others carried out by the ISRO ever. The PSLV C-30 will carry the countries first ever astronomical satellite named "ASTROSAT" which aims at studying celestial objects of space. The countdown for the launch began at 8:00 AM of 26/09/2015 (Saturday). Its not just that. The PSLV C-30 will be carrying six more satellites (excluding the ASTROSAT) from various countries. One from Indonesia and another from Canada while four nano satellites are from the US. Totally the rocket will be carrying seven satellites of which the largest and primary unit will be the ASTROSAT.
More about ASTROSAT: It is a satellite that will observe the universe in spectrums such as optical, ultraviolet and X-ray. IT carries four X-ray payloads, a UV telescope and a charge particle monitor. The mass of the satellite is said to be 1513 kg. The mission life is estimated to be five years. Some of the payloads are from collaborated efforts of universites of Canada and U.K.. If launced successfully, this would be the 30th successful launch of PSLV and completes 51 foriegn satellite launches done by the ISRO.