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Perfect lift off! ISRO launches 2 foreign earth observation satellites

The Indian Space Research Organisation on Sunday night launched the NovaSAR and S1-4 earth observation satellites of the United Kingdom from the spaceport in Sriharikota.

The polar satellite launch vehicle-C42 launch vehicle carrying the two satellites blasted off from the first launchpad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10.08 pm.

It was a perfect lift off, ISRO officials said.

NovaSAR is intended to be used for forest mapping, land use and ice cover monitoring, flood and disaster monitoring.

The S1-4 will be used for surveying resources, environment monitoring, urban management and disaster monitoring.

The launch comes almost six months after ISRO successfully placed the INRSS-1I navigation satellite in orbit on April 12. 

Source: Rediff

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