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Telesat Nervously Awaits Indian PSLV-C40 Launch

Panaromic view of fully integrated PSLV-C40 with Mobile Service Tower withdrawn

On August 31, 2017, India’s PSLV-C39 launched normally but ultimately failed when the fairing failed to separate. This Thursday evening, India will launch it’s next PSLV-C40 mission with Telesat’s LEO-1 technology demonstration satellite on-board. After losing their other technology demonstration satellite, LEO-2, on a failed Russian launch last November, they must be a little nervous.

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India Launches ASTROSAT Observatory with Canadian Contribution and exactEarth Satellite

India’s space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), today launched India’s first dedicated astronomy observatory, ASTROSAT. Canada contributed to one of the science payloads, the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UVIT). Also launched on India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C30) was exactEarth’s exactView-9 (EV9) Automatic Identification System (AIS) satellite.

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