Fri, 15 Feb 2013 15:30:58 GMT | By IANS

India to launch seven satellites on Feb 25

PSLV-C20 will sling into orbit Canadian satellite NEOSSat, the world's first space telescope designed by Canadian Space Agency


India to launch seven satellites Feb 25 (© Reuters)

Chennai: The Indian space agency will Feb 25 put into orbit seven foreign satellites including an Indo-French collaborative satellite SARAL and thus earn much wanted revenue.

"The launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C20 (PSLV-C20) is currently fixed for Feb 25 evening," sources in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told IANS.

"The rocket will blast off from the Sriharikota rocket launch centre (around 80 km from here) carrying seven satellites, totally weighing around 700 kg," a source in ISRO said.

According to ISRO, the rocket is expected to escape the earth's gravitational force at around 6 p.m. and inject the satellites in sun synchronous orbit (SSO) at around 785 km.

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