September 9th 2012 - 05:05 UTC

Video of the launch is now available at the bottom of this page.

September 9th 2012 - 04:45 UTC

The mission has been declared a success.

September 9th 2012 - 04:42 UTC

The secondary payload has now separated from the fourth stage.

September 9th 2012 - 04:42 UTC

SPOT 6 has been deployed from the fourth stage on time!

September 9th 2012 - 04:39 UTC

Launch was delayed by 2 minutes due to space debris that was passing by the flight path, So they delayed to allow it to pass before launching at 04:23 UTC.

September 9th 2012 - 04:32 UTC

The third stage has now extinguished and separated, The final fourth stage is now burning.

September 9th 2012 - 04:29 UTC

The third stage is now burning, everything is going perfectly.

September 9th 2012 - 04:25 UTC

The first stage has separated on time followed by the second stage ignition. Thick cloud prevented views shortly after lift off.

September 9th 2012 - 04:23 UTC

Ignition! India's 22nd PSLV rocket has lifted off at 04:23 UTC.

September 9th 2012 - 04:21 UTC

T-1 Minute and counting.

September 9th 2012 - 04:21 UTC

T-1 Minute and counting.

September 9th 2012 - 04:10 UTC

T-14 Minutes and counting: Launch T-0 has pushed back by just a few minutes.

September 9th 2012 - 04:04 UTC

T-20 Minutes and counting: Everything is ready for launch from India, Weather appears cloudy but dry.

September 9th 2012 - 00:30 UTC

Fueling of the PSLV rocket is now complete as of 21:00 UTC on September 8th. Fueling began with the loading of MMH and MON fuel into the fourth stage as well as the Reaction Control Thrusters. The second stage was then fueled with M2O4 and UDMH, this was completed by 21:00 UTC. The first and third stages use solid propellent so were already filled ahead of launch preparations tonight.

Lift off will occur at 04:21 UTC with the solid first stage burning for just under 2 minutes. The second stage will then ignite after first stage separation and burn for nearly 2 and a half minutes. The solid third stage will then ignite burning for just over 4 minutes. The final fourth stage will then ignite and burn for a long 9 and a half minutes.

SPOT 6 will be separated 18 minutes into the flight, with the Japanese PROITERES micro-sat separating nearly 2 minutes later.

September 7th 2012 - 22:45 UTC

Launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLC) on it's 22nd flight is scheduled for September 9th 2012 at 04:21 UTC. It will carry the French Earth Observation Satellite Spot 6. This latest generation optical satellite was built by Astrium SAS, The payload is capable of imaging the Earth with a resolution of 1.5 meters.

A second micro-satellite will also be deployed called PROITERES. This Japanese satellite will test powered flight through an electric thruster, It also has onboard a high-resolution camera which will observe the Kansai district in Japan.