India to Launch Ocean-Watching Satellite this Month

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Some time between September 20 and 25, India will launch a specialized satellite to watch over the Indian Ocean, an official of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said Monday.

Oceansat 2 will be launched by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in a sun synchronous orbit 720 kilometers above Earth, the official said on the phone of ISRO was launched in the middle of Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), 70 km from here .

The PSLV will also carry out a series of tiny nano-satellites, the official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

"The PSLV was now high on the launch pad as the integration of the four stage rocket is being finalized," the official said, adding that tests on the satellite was too.

Oceansat 2 is expected to provide India with information on the status of the Indian Ocean, including better data on the movement of the monsoon winds crucial for Indian agriculture.


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