ISRO to Launch SARAL Satellite on PSLV-C20 in December

By | September 13, 2012 | Government, ST Briefs

[Satellite TODAY 09-13-12] The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch the Indo-French SARAL satellite Dec. 12 on a PSLV-C20 rocket, ISRO Chairman K. Radhakrishnan announced Sept. 12.

   The SARAL spacecraft will ferry two satellites – Argos and Altika – from French space agency CNES to undertake the study of ocean parameters. Argos is expected to cover localization, acquisition and distribution of environmental data. The Ka-band Altika satellite will be dedicated to the measurement of ocean surface topography.
   Radhakrishnan also reassured that European space consortium Arianespace would launch India’s GSAT-10 communication satellite on Sept. 22 from its spaceport in Kourou.
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