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India’s PSLV rocket lifts-off with radar imaging satellite RISAT-2B

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket carrying radar imaging earth observation satellite RISAT-2B lifted off from the first launch pad of the rocket port here on Wednesday.

About 15 minutes into the flight the rocket would eject the 615 kg RISAT-2B into about 555-km orbit.

According to the ISRO, the RISAT-2B with a life span of five years will be used for agriculture, forestry and disaster management support.

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