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ISRO launches 100th Satellite

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Indian Space Research Organisation has launched its 100th satellite today.
Four months after an unsuccessful satellite launch, Indian space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has sent up the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) today at 9.29 am from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
Satellite named ‘Cartosat 2’ was India’s 100th satellite along with 30 others. The lift-off was postponed by a minute from 9:28 am as there was fear of collision due to space debris. The surveillance satellite from the “Cartosat 2” series will keep watch on India’s hostile neighbours. The last launch of IRNSS-1H – India’s first privately built satellite — on August 31 last year had failed because of a freak accident. This would be the 42nd flight of the PSLV.

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