In Pics: Rocket carrying India's first dedicated navigation satellite blasts off

India | | July 2, 2013, 7:36 am
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India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C22, carrying India's first navigation satellite system IRNSS-1A, lifts off.

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C22, carrying India's first navigation satellite system IRNSS-1A, lifts off.

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The exhaust plume of India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C22 is seen after lift off, carrying India's first navigation satellite system IRNSS-1A.

The exhaust plume of India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C22 is seen after lift off, carrying India's first navigation satellite system IRNSS-1A.

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India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C22, carrying India's first navigation satellite system IRNSS-1A, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C22, carrying India's first navigation satellite system IRNSS-1A, lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

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The data from the satellite would help the country in a range of fields including disaster management and vehicle tracking.

The data from the satellite would help the country in a range of fields including disaster management and vehicle tracking.