The unmanned spacecraft's mission is to get closer than any human-made object ever to the center of our solar system.
Young was the only astronaut to fly in the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programmes and the first to fly into space six times.
This latest model boasts a powerful engine that has been developed in India over many years.
Dubbed Sentinel-2B, the satellite will blast off on a Vega rocket from Europe's space port in Kourou.
The satellite is nicknamed Micius after a 5th century BC Chinese philosopher and scientist.
Video footage from the landing site, southeast of the Kazakh city of Zhezkazgan, showed medics attending to the smiling men.
Missile experts say North Korea appears to have repeated its earlier success in putting an object into space, rather than broken new ground.
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