• ISRO launches the Microsat-R imaging satellite and Kalamsat's payload
  • India's only spaceport is located in Sriharikota, 90 km northeast of Chennai
  • The ISL rocket PSLV-C44 brings Microsat-R and Kalamsat on the market

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch a Microsat-R imaging satellite on Jan. 24, along with student payload 'Kalamsat', from its Sriharikota spaceport, Andhra Pradesh, she said Thursday.

"The 46th flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C44) will launch Microsat-R and Kalamsat on April 24 from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, "the state's space agency said on its website.

The country's only spaceport is located in Sriharikota, about 90 km northeast of Chennai.

The four-stage launcher, which alternately has fixed and liquid tiers with two buckle configurations, was identified for the mission and configuration designated PSLV-DL.

The agency said, "PSLV-C44 is the first mission of PSLV-DL and is a new version of PSLV."

The fourth stage (PS4) of the vehicle is placed in a higher orbit to create an orbit platform for experimentation.

The student payload 'Kalmasat' will be the first to use PS4 as an orbital platform.

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