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Countdown begins as ISRO launches two British satellites today
The 33-hour countdown for the launch of two earth observation satellites on-board PSLV from the space port of Sriharikota, about 110 kilometers from Chennai, began at 1.08 pm on Saturday. The foreign satellites, meant for forest mapping and flood and disaster monitoring, among other uses, would be released into sun synchronous orbit at a height of 583 km, it added. The mission is a commercial arrangement between the company and Antrix Corporation Limited, which is the commercial wing of ISRO.
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