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India's PSLV lifts off on first flight since fairing failure

12 January 2018

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A Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off on 12 January with 31 satellites on the first flight for India's workhorse rocket since an August mishap that left an Indian navigation satellite unusable after reaching orbit.

Liftoff of the four-stage PSLV, boosted by six strap-on solid-fueled rocket motors, occurred at 03:59 GMT Friday 12 January(10:59 p.m. EST Thursday) from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on India's eastern coastline, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of the port city of Chennai.

Source: SPACEFLIGHT NOW

Image credit: ISRO - India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off Friday with 31 satellites on-board.

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