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Isro Successfully Launches SCATSAT-1 Satellite, 7 Others to Follow

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PSLV C-35, carrying India’s SCATSAT-1 meant for ocean and weather studies and seven other satellites, including from the US and Canada, on Monday lifted off from the spaceport. Besides SCATSAT-1, the 44.4 metre tall ISRO’s workhorse PSLV rocket is carrying two Indian university satellites, three from Algeria and one each from the US and Canada.

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For the first time in its mission, the PSLV will launch its payloads in two different orbits. There will be two Fourth Stage Engine restarts for this purpose. SCATSAT-1, the primary satellite, is meant for weather forecasting, cyclone detection and tracking.

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