GSLV launch on April 15, PSLV on May 5

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also fixed May 5 as the date for the launch of the Cartosat-2B by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).The mission readiness review conducted by ISRO at Sriharikota yesterday finalised the dates, and gave the go-ahead for the two launches, sources in the space agency told reporters.

The GSLV would be powered by home-made cryogenic engine for the first time. Previous GSLV flights were fitted with Russian engines. Besides the Cartosat-2B, the PSLV would also have on board an Algerian satellite and some small and nano satellites, ISRO sources said

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