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India’s PSLV-C42 Successfully Launches Two UK Satellites

India’s Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO), Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C42), on board NovaSAR and S1-4, Satellites from SSTL (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd) of United Kingdom, launches at Satish dawan space center in Sriharikota in the state of Andhra Pradesh on September 16, 2018. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Radhakrishna N S

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C42) of India’s space agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday (16) has successfully launched two UK satellites – NovaSAR and S1-4 – from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) or Sriharikota Range (SHAR), Sriharikota. The PSLV-C42 lifted off from the first launch pad of SHAR at 22.08 IST. Both satellites were injected into the Sun Synchronous Orbit, about 17 minutes later, at an altitude of 583 kilometer, said India’s Department of Space in a statement. The satellites belong to UK based Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), which has a contract with Antrix Corporation Ltd, the commercial arm of…

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