NEW DELHI - Indian controllers established contact with four satellites, including a new Earth-mapping platform and a recoverable microgravity-science capsule, following their launch Jan. 9 on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). All four spacecraft reached their desired 97.9-degree polar orbits, with an altitude of 637 kilometers, and all were reported deploying normally and in good health. It was the 10th PSLV that the Indian Space Research Organization has launched from the ...

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