News update: 24th Jan ISRO launch PSLV-C44 (first of the year)

As per media reports, Isro plans to launch PSLV-C44 mission on 24th Jan. 2019 with Microsat-R and Kalamsat satellites. Microsat-R is for imaging purpose (DRDO-defence) and Kalamsat is a students project. This is going to be first flight of PSLV-DL version of the PSLV rocket to serve as a low weight payload launcher. It will have only 2 strap on motors attached to its first stage.

What is more interesting about this launch is, fourth stage of rocket is going to used as unmanned space experiment platform (read Kalamsat) after it sends itself and Microsat-R in orbit.

I would like to give best wishes to ISRO on their first launch campaign of this year.