India’s EMISAT satellite along with 28 nano satellites of global customers blasted off from the Sriharikota, about 125 km from the city on Monday at 9:27AM.

The countdown began at 6.27 AM for the launch on board Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) third generation workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its 47th flight. The four-stage PSLV-C45 blasted off from the second launch pad at the spaceport of Sriharikota, about 125 kms from Chennai, at 9.27 AM Monday. The 28 international satellites are – 25 3U type, two 6U type and one 2U type nano satellites – are from Lithuania (2), Spain (1), Switzerland (1) and the United States (24).