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January 16th, 2018
India’s PSLV Launches Cartosat-2

On Jan. 12, 2018, India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40), in its 42nd flight, successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre the 710-kilogram Cartosat-2 satellite for Earth observation as well as 30 co-passenger satellites.

The co-passenger satellites comprise one microsatellite and one nanosatellite from India as well as three microsatellites and 25 nanosatellites from Canada, Finland, France, Korea, United Kingdom and the United States. The total weight of all 31 satellites carried onboard PSLV-C40 was about 1,323 kilograms.