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ISRO successfully launches Resourcesat-2A from Sriharikota

It may be mentioned that started functioning in 1994, the PSLV has launched a total of 121 satellites till 2016, of which 79 are from abroad and 42 are Indian. The agency said it also offers the PSLV rocket to International customers for launching their satellites

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 7 Dec 2016 6:40 AM GMT

ISRO successfully launches Resourcesat-2A from Sriharikota
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Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): Indian Space Research Organisation launched its rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying 1,235 kilogram earth observation satellite, Resourcesat-2A, on Wednesday from the First Launch Pad (FLP) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre(SHAR) in Sriharikota.

The ISRO said that the satellite was launched at 1025 hours after real time simulation and data transmission checks were completed. " The 36 hour countdown for the rocket launch began at 1025 hours on December 5 last after which the rocket was launched at the same time today", stated Indian Space Agency.

The ISRO also said that this PSLV rocket 'XL' variant would place the Resourcesat-2A into an Polar sun synchronous orbit measuring 817 kilometres.

It may be mentioned that started functioning in 1994, the PSLV has launched a total of 121 satellites till 2016, of which 79 are from abroad and 42 are Indian. The agency said it also offers the PSLV rocket to International customers for launching their satellites.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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