PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 Mission: Launch Rehearsal completed

Indian space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday said it had completed the launch rehearsal of its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C51 (PSLV-C51).

According to ISRO, the launch rehearsal of PSLV-C51 rocket that was scheduled to blast off from India’s rocket port in Sriharikota on Feb 28 morning carrying Brazilian satellite Amazonia-1 and 18 other satellites as co-passengers was completed.

The space agency said the public launch viewing gallery will be closed owing to Covid-19 pandemic.

The 18 co-passenger satellites include four from IN-SPACe (three UNITYsats from consortium of three Indian academic institutes and One Satish Dhawan Sat from Space Kidz India) and 14 from NSIL.

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