India has begun assembling the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) that will launch the country’s first Mars orbiter later this year, according to a senior scientist responsible of the mission. Assembly of the four-stage rocket is underway at the Sriharikota spaceport in south India, the scientist at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) tells Aviation Week. “The launch window is between Oct. 31 and Nov. 7,” the official says. ISRO’s PSLV-C25 mission with the Mars orbiter ...


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