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Venus Satellite

Israel has launched its first environmental research satellite named as Venus (Vegetation and Environment Monitoring New Micro-Satellite). It is a joint venture between the Israel Space Agency (ISA) and its French counterpart CNES. The Venus satellite is an earth-observation micro-satellite. It is considered the smallest satellite of its kind in the world. It weighs only ..

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PSLV C18 puts 4 satellites in orbit

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C18) demonstrated its reliability and consistency yet again when it put four satellites in orbit with aplomb on 12 October 2011.PSLV C18 lift-off from the spaceport at Sriharikota at 11 a.m. on October 12, 2011. The rocket put 4 satellites in the orbit. The 4 Satellites are: – Megha-Tropiques, built ..

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Current Affairs : October 12, 2011

PSLV C-18 launched PSLV-C18 blasted off effectively at 11 am morning from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. The 20th PSLV has been put into orbit. It will be stabilized into an orbit of 867 km altitude. The core-alone version of the 4-stage PSLV, devoid of the strap-on booster motors will put the 4 ..

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