The mission will bring ISRO’s total tally of foreign satellites launched to 29. India’s space odyssey began when the Aryabhatta satellite lifted off from the Volgograd launch station at Kapustin-Yar on April 19, 1975. Since then, ISRO has undertaken 99 missions, including 62 satellites and 37 launch vehicles. ISRO also is planning to loft its ambitious Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicle, with an indigenously built cryogenic engine, early in 2013.
PSLV photo: ISRO