PSLV launched successfully
Live Punjab News Service
Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh) -- India's space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Wednesday successfully sent into orbit four satellites with the help of the PSLV C7 (polar satellite launch vehicle).
ISRO put the Cartosat-2 mapping satellite, a space capsule recovery experiment (SRE1), a 56-kg Indonesian satellite - the Lapan Tubsat - and a six-kg Argentine nano-satellite - the Pehuensat-1 into a 635 km high polar sun synchronous orbit (SSO).
The 295-tonne PSLV is the first such launch in the last six months following the failure of a GSLV (geo-satellite launch vehicle) launch on July 10.
The SRE satellite will remain 13 days in space and brought back to earth.