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Indian Space Rocket Blasts Off With Two Satellites

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posted on May, 5 2005 @ 12:20 PM
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India launched two satellite yesterday with Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. this was first time they launched two satellite at the same time.

Indian Space Rocket Blasts Off With Two Satellites


An Indian rocket blasted off Thursday, carrying the country's ambitions to be a major global space power and two satellites that it launched into orbit.
The liftoff in southeastern India marked the first time India had launched a rocket with two satellites aboard and notched up another achievement in its ambitious space programme to send a probe to the moon by 2007 or 2008.

The launch "reaffirms the emergence of India as a major space power," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told parliament in New Delhi.

The 44-metre (147-foot) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle carried a remote sensing satellite whose detailed imaging is aimed at putting every Indian household on the map and another for South Asian home radio operators that can be used during disasters such as earthquakes and floods.
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