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ISRO to Launch Radar Imaging Satellite Soon

Online registration for the Viewer's Gallery will start five days before the launch

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan, left, and Junior Indian Minister for Department of Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh address a news conference in New Delhi. VOA

India will launch RISAT-2B, a radar imaging earth observation satellite, using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-Core Alone (PSLV-CA) variant, on May 22, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Saturday.

According to the space agency, the PSLV rocket will blast off from the first launch pad carrying RISAT-2B at 5.27 a.m. on May 22, subject to weather conditions.

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ISRO missions. Image courtesy: udayavani.com

Like the previous launch events, the ISRO has made provisions for public to view the launch from recently opened Viewer’s Gallery at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, in Andhra Pradesh.

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Online registration for the Viewer’s Gallery will start five days before the launch. (IANS)

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SpaceX Launches 60 Satellites to Provide Internet Service

SpaceX is the private rocket company of Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk

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A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket, with a payload of 60 satellites for SpaceX's Starlink broadband network, lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 during a time exposure at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., May 23, 2019. VOA

A SpaceX rocket has launched 60 satellites into orbit, which will be used to provide internet service from space. The rocket was launched Thursday night from Cape Canaveral in the southeastern U.S. state of Florida.

It had been originally scheduled to launch last week, but was postponed because of high winds over the Cape and the need for a software update.

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A SpaceX rocket has launched 60 satellites into orbit, which will be used to provide internet service from space. VOA

The Starlink internet service will go into service only after hundreds more satellites are launched into orbit and activated. SpaceX is the private rocket company of Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk.

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Musk said he saw Thursday’s launch as “a key stepping stone on the way towards establishing a self-sustaining city on Mars and a base on the moon.” (VOA)