Isro to launch Mangal Mahotsav soon

The GSLV Mk III satellite is likely to be launched between December 11 and 15, said M Pitchaimani, deputy director of ISRO Telemetry, tracking and command network, on Monday. 

The scientist visited Park College of Engineering and Technology to felicitate the college alumni in the field of aeronautical engineering and aerospace. "The GSLV Mk III is presently under integration and if everything goes smooth, we should begin the countdown between December 11 and 15," said Pitchaimani. 

The aeronautical department of the college launched a space club that will monitor the advances in space research in India and abroad. "The club organized an event to celebrate the success of Mars Mission a few days ago," said R Anusha, chief executive officer of Park Institutions. Around 1,000 students of class 11 and 12 participated in various competitions that were organized for them. An air show was also organized for the school students. During the felicitation, 20 alumni from the institute were recognized and were lauded for their contribution towards the development of the country. 

Pitchaimani spoke on the different types of satellites and launch vehicles currently being worked on and spoke on Mangalyaan project. "India has launch vehicles weighing up to two tonnes for satellites. The present focus is on creating a launch vehicle for 2 tonne and 4 tonne satellites," he said.

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