SAC is now referring to the main payload as CARTOSAT-2F
Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch its latest remote sensing satellite of the Cartosat-2 series, along with 28 foreign satellites riding piggy-back, only in the first week of January, a top Isro official said.Director of Thiruvananthapuram-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), K Sivan clarified that there will be no launch this month and that launch services, which halted after the unsuccessful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H on August 31, will "resume in the first week of the new year".
Rakesh Sasibhushan, CMD of Antrix (Isro's commercial arm), told TOI: "The January launch payload will comprise a combination of one Cartosat, 25 nano satellites and three micro-satellites. Finland is the new customer this time. The rest co-passengers are from existing foreign customers. Most of these small satellites are from the US."
The launch of Cartosat-2 by the PSLV C40 rocket is a follow-on mission of the Cartosat-2 series with the primary objective of providing high-resolution scene specific spot imageries. The satellite, which carries panchromatic and multi-spectral cameras, is capable of delivering high-resolution data.
...major milestones were met on Christmas day: The team working on CARTO-2F successfully conducted simultaneous post-dynamic deployment of both arrays, stowed and cleared the spacecraft for further activities"
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday said it would launch 31 satellites, including India’s Cartosat-2 series earth observation space craft, in a single mission on January 10.... “The launch is tentatively scheduled for January 10,” a senior ISRO official said.
PSLV C-40 launch postponed until January 12ISRO has made a slight change in the flight schedule of the PSLV C-40, which will carry 31 satellites, including a Cartosat series payload. The C-40 will lift off on January 12 instead of the originally announced January 10. The reason given is that one of the smaller Indian payloads is not ready yet. According to ISRO sources, the rocket will lift off from Sriharikota at 9.28 am.
PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission is Scheduled to be launched on Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 09:28 Hrs (IST).
Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the 28 hr countdown of PSLV-C40/ Cartosat2 Series Satellite mission for Thursday, January 11, 2018 starting at 05:29hr IST
The 28hr countdown activity of PSLV-C40/Cartosat2 Series Satellite Mission has started at 05:29hr IST today, Thursday, January 11, 2018
Propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C40 is under progress