India’s PSLV-C20 successfully launches seven satellites

ISRO - LogoIndia’s polar satellite launch vehicle continued with its success streak on 25-02-2013, launching Indo-French satellite Saral and six other satellites from Austria, Britain, Canada and Denmark from its Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh). The 23rd launch of PSLV-C20 – the 22nd consecutive success – also marked the second highest number of satellites being flown in a launch vehicle by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

Saral, built by ISRO, would study the ocean surface and environment using two French devices – ARgos and ALtila, based on the principle of RADAR. The other satellites riding piggyback are two micro-satellites UniBRITE and BRITE from Austria and AAUSAT3 from Denmark and STRaND from the UK, besides a microsatellite (NEOSSat) and a mini satellite (SAPPHIRE) from Canada.

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