Monday, July 12, 2010

PSLV Roars to Life with a Canadian Microsatellite on Board

Today, an Indian PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre with a large Earth observation satellite (Cartosat 2B) and a Canadian microsatellite on board!

The Canadian microsatellite was the AISSat 1 from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies Spaceflight Laboratory (UTIAS - SFL).  Way to go SFL!  Of note, there were also two other student satellites from India and Switzerland that launched along with Cartosat and AISSat 1.

The successful launch of the PSLV today bodes well for MSCI's upcoming launch of the NEOSSat spacecraft.  NEOSSat will also use the PSLV launcher for its launch in 2011.

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