- Indian space startup Pixxel has announced that it will not launch its first satellite called Anand on February 28.
- The satellite’s launch has been delayed due to “certain software issues,” according to the Bengaluru-based satellite imagery start-up.
- Led by Awais Ahmed and Kshitij Khandelwal, Pixxel will re-evaluate its satellite software over the next few weeks in search of the closest upcoming launch opportunity.
Indian space startup Pixxel was set to launch its first satellite – Anand – aboard the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) C51 Polar Satellite Launcher (PSLV) C51 on February 28.
However, due to
‘some software problems‘the long-awaited satellite will no longer be part of the payload
defined to include a photo of Prime Minister Modi, the Bhagavad Gita and the names of 25,000 people.
“It didn’t make sense to rush the launch of a satellite that we don’t have complete confidence in at the moment,” the two-year-old start-up said in a statement.
Pixxel, founded by Awais Ahmed and Kshitij Khandelwal, decided to wait a few weeks, to re-evaluate the satellite software and to test it rigorously while…
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