PSLV to Lift 31 Satellites

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle is set for liftoff from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on Friday at 3:58 UTC on its return to flight mission, coming back after an August 2017 failure to open up India's 2018 campaign by lifting a total of 31 satellites. The PSLV C40 mission is carrying India's Cartosat-2F imaging satellite as primary payload, two Indian micro/nano satellites and 28 international rideshare payloads of different shapes and sizes, flying on PSLV under a commercial arrangement.

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Launch Date: January 12, 2018LEO Vantage 1
Launch Time: 03:59 UTCMicroSat-TD
Launch Vehicle: PSLV XLCarbonite-2
Launch Site: FLP, Satish DhawanICEYE X1
Ascent Mission: 2 Hours Arkyd-6
Payload: 31 Satellites (1,323kg) CICERO 7
Target Orbits: 505 km, 97.46° Corvus-BC3
Launch UpdatesINS-1C
PSLV Launch Vehicle OverviewPicSat
Cartosat-2F Main PayloadMicroMAS-2
Flight ProfileCANYVAL-X
 CNUSail 1
 Flock-3p’ (4 Sats)
 Lemur 2y (4 Sats)
 STEP Cube Lab
 STEP Cube Lab