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February 25th, 2011
Indian Space Agency Postpones Remote Sensing Satellite’s Launch

Not wanting to risk a failure of its lucrative Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and to be doubly sure about the on-flight performance of the various subsystems, India’s space agency has postponed the launch of the rocket carrying remote sensing satellite Resourcesat-2 by nearly a month. ‘A realistic date of launch could be estimated only by the end of this month as it depends on the results of tests that are being done to know the high temperature tolerance levels of a key component,’ an official of Indian Space Research Organisation (IANS) told IANS. Read More