India set to launch the PSLV-C53 mission, demonstrating new on-orbit capabilities

India is set to launch its 55th Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) – in its Core Alone (CA) configuration – carrying nine payloads to a low Earth orbit (LEO). These include POEM, which will demonstrate using the fourth stage as a hosted payload bus. PSLV-C53 will launch from the second launch pad at the Satish … Read more