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posted by Fnord666 on Friday January 12, @07:47PM   Printer-friendly
from the getting-crowded-up-there dept.

India on Friday deployed a remote sensing Cartosat and 30 other satellites, including 28 from six nations into the earth's orbit after a copybook launch from its spaceport here. The 44.4-metre tall Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) roared into a clear sky after a perfect lift-off at 9.29 a.m. following a 28-hour countdown. The 320-tonne rocket would eject the satellites one-by-one and deploy them into the earth's lower orbit 17 minutes and 18 seconds after the lift-off.

Of the 31 satellites, three are Indian and the rest are from Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, UK and the US.


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ISRO's 42nd PSLV successfully puts 31 satellites in orbit
PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission

[YouTube Video]: The Launch of PSLV-C40 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite

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  • (Score: 1, Flamebait) by bob_super on Friday January 12, @07:55PM (3 children)

    by bob_super (1357) on Friday January 12, @07:55PM (#621519)

    Atlas stayed on the pad yesterday, so NROL-47 doesn't yet get to spy on shithole countries.

    • (Score: 2) by bob_super on Friday January 12, @08:05PM

      by bob_super (1357) on Friday January 12, @08:05PM (#621527)

      Delta, not Atlas.
      Next attempt in 55 minutes. Hopefully they don't lose the billion dollars invested to make me feel so-called safe.

    • (Score: 3, Touché) by frojack on Friday January 12, @08:06PM (1 child)

      by frojack (1554) Subscriber Badge on Friday January 12, @08:06PM (#621530) Journal

      No need to Spy on Shithole countries - its all out there in the open. []

      No, you are mistaken. I've always had this sig.
      • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 12, @09:55PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 12, @09:55PM (#621578)

        India is no shithole country. In fact, India's problem is the lack of shitholes.

  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 12, @08:25PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 12, @08:25PM (#621539)

    AKA the ISS Needful