The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday announced that the fuel filling process for the second stage of PSLV-C48 has commenced. “Filling of fuel for the second stage(PS2) of PSLV-C48 commenced.”ISRO Tweeted at around 4:30 am on Tuesday”.
The Countdown for the launch of PSLV-C48 mission commenced on “Tuesday evening.The Countdown for the launch of PSLV-C48 /RISAT-2BR1 mission commenced today at 1640 Hrs (IST) from satish Dhavan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota,”the space body said.
Earlier,ISRO Chairman Dr K Shivan offered prayers at the revered Tirupati Balaji temple on Tuesday morning here before the launch of satellites from PSLV-C48
While speaking to media, he said that PSLV-C48 is a historic achievement by ISRO as this is the 50th launch for PSLV and 75th launch from Sriharikota. ISRO is gearing up for the launch of RISAT-2BRR1 through PSLV-C48,which will launch it from Satish Dhavan Space Centre ((SDSC) in SrriharriKota on December 11.
PSLV-C48 will also carry nine customer satellites including one from Israel, one from Italy, one from Japan and six from USA as “co-passengers”.