Wednesday, April 20, 2011

PSLV-C16 enters its orbit

Sriharikota (AP)April 20 India's PSLV-C16 rocket today successfully launched crossed escape velocity enters into orbit with the latest remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2 that would enable study and support manage the natural resources along with two nano satellites.ISRO's indigenous workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle placed in a 'Polar Sun Synchronous Orbit' Resourcesat-2, Youthsat and X-Sat about 18 minutes after it blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre launch pad here, 90 km from Chennai, at 10.12 am.

"PSLV-C16 Resourcesat-2 mission is successful," a jubilant Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K Radhakrishnan announced shortly after all the three satellites were hurled into space one after another 822 km above earth in a text book launch.

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