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Oct. 12, 2011
The 50 hour countdown commenced at 09:00 hours October 10, 2011. India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) as launched the Megha-Tropiques research satellite. Jointly managed by India and France, the mission will study the water cycle and climate in the tropics.
PSLV-C18 Take Off
Launched at 0530 GMT (1:30 a.m. EDT).
Launch of Megha-Tropiques Satellite On Indian PSLV
Launch site: Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, India.
PSLV-C18 to injected Megha-Tropiques satellite into an orbit of 867 km altitude at an inclination of 20 deg with respect to equator. PSLV will also inject SRMSat from SRM University, Chennai, JUGNU from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Vesselsat-1 from Luxembourg.
For more information about the launch and payloads (brochure pdf): http://www.isro.org/pslv-c18/pdf/pslv-c18-brochure.pdf
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