PSLV-50 rocket has left for space from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. The 25-hour countdown to launch communication satellite CMS-01 via PSLV-C50 rocket started on Wednesday. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) gave this information.
— ISRO (@isro) December 17, 2020
This is the 52nd mission of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The PSLV-C50 rocket was airlifted to the second launch site at SriHarikota at 3.41 pm on Thursday afternoon.
ISRO had said on Wednesday, “PSLV-CMS-01 Expedition: The countdown for PSLV-C50 / CMS01 campaign started from Sriharikota Range (SHAR) at 2.41 pm today.”
Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) located in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh is also known as SHAR. CMS-01 is ISRO’s 42nd communication satellite and is designed to provide services in the extended C band of frequency spectrum covering India’s mainland, Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep.