- ISRO's PSLV mission on January 12 with 31 satellites
- A private-sector manufactured satellite was unsuccessful on August 31
- ISRO has fixed the problem in heat shield that failed to open in August
In what is seen as a big embarrassment to ISRO, the 41st mission of the PSLV, which carried the satellite, failed on August 31 as the satellite's protective heat shield did not drop off. A group of scientists and experts were investigating what went wrong.
Since then, the space agency had an agonising four months fixing the problem on its rockets. ISRO now says the problem has been resolved and it is ready to fly its rockets again with 31 satellites.
ISRO has fixed the problem in the heat shield that failed to open during the August launch, killing the satellite in space. The upcoming mission this month will see satellites from the USA and Finland, among others, fly into space.