ISRO Launches Oceansat-2, Six Nanosatellites

By | September 25, 2009 | Government, ST Briefs

[Satellite TODAY 09-25-09] The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched the Oceansat-2 and six nanosatellites, including Jugnu, India’s lightest nanosatellite, the organization said Sept. 23.
    The satellites were launched via ISRO’s PSLV-C14 launch vehicle.
    Oceansat-2 is an Indian Earth observation satellite and has an expected lifetime of five years.
    Jungu, which weighs just 3.5 kilograms, is equipped with micro-imaging and micro-electronic systems to transmit satellite images back to its base station. The imagery will be used for various applications such as drought monitoring, wasteland management, urban planning and flood risk management.

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