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India Launches 20 Satellites on One Rocket

India placed 20 satellites in orbit Wednesday from the Satish Dhawan space center in the country's south. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-34 took off at 9:26 a.m. carrying 17 foreign and three domestic satellites. The main passenger was Cartosat-2, an Indian earth observation satellite which can take images at sub-meter resolution. Other satellites were from the U.S., Indonesia, Canada and Germany. The payload totaled around 1,288 kilograms at lift-off. The other two...

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