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A deeper look at the nanosatellite launch in India Add to ...

Four small satellites, either owned by or developed in Canada, are scheduled to lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India, on Monday morning. The principal purpose of the launch is to loft a 450-kilogram, French-built, ocean-mapping satellite into orbit. But there is room on the Indian rocket for a few smaller passengers, so a diverse array of Canadian hardware, mainly attracted by the rocket’s favourable trajectory, has ended up taking much of the extra room.

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