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25.02.2013, 21:40
Indian launch vehicle PSLV-C 20 on Monday launched seven satellites into orbit, including the Indo-French SARAL and the Canadian NEOSSat, that are to track the movements of the other satellites and asteroids in the geostationary orbit. This was reported by the television channel IBN.
Indian launch vehicle PSLV-C 20 on Monday launched seven satellites into orbit, including the Indo-French SARAL and the Canadian NEOSSat, that are to track the movements of the other satellites and asteroids in the geostationary orbit. This was reported by the television channel IBN. The launch vehicle weighing 229.7 tons and having a length of 44.4 meters was launched with a five minute delay at 18:05 local time / 16:35 Moscow time / from the only launch site in India, located on the island of Sriharikota near the southern coast of the state of Andhra Pradesh . Along with SARAL and NEOSSAT on board were satellites of Austria, the UK and Denmark.The SARAL satellite was developed by the Indian Space Research Organization / ISRO / jointly with the French National Centre for Space Studies / CNES /. It is designed to study the world's oceans, in particular to conduct climate monitoring and to observe ice sheets.
Source: Voice of Russia

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