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Two remote-sensing satellites to be launched

Chennai, India, 4 June 2006: Two launch campaigns are gathering speed at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, India, one for the take-off of the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) in July and the other for the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in August.

An important highlight of the PSLV mission is that one of the three satellites it will launch , weighing 610 kg, will be recoverable. The other two satellites are the 660-kg Cartosat-2, an advanced remote-sensing satellite with a resolution of one metre for imageries and a swath of about 10 km., and a small Indonesian satellite called LAPAN TUBSAT that weighs 56 kg which will be used for remote-sensing. The PSLV will take off from the first launch pad in the third week of August.