Mission: PSLV – Saral

Saral
PSLV C20
Satish Dhawan Space Centre
February 25th 2013
12:26 UTC
Launch Successful




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An Indian PSLV rocket successfully launched the Saral payload into orbit on its 23rd flight from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on February 25th 2013 at 12:26 UTC. The rocket also carried six commercial secondary payloads.

The 409kg Saral is a joint ISRO (Indian) and CNES (France) satellite to study the oceans of Earth.

Two of the secondary payloads are from Canada, the 148kg 'SAPPHIRE' and the 74kg 'NEOSSat'. Austria is launching two satellites at 14kg each called 'NLS 8.1' and 'NLS 8.2'. Denmark is also launching 'NLS 8.3' weighing 3kg. The 6th secondary payload is a UK satellite called 'STRaND-1' and weighs 6.5kg.

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