On April 20, 2011 at 04:42 UTC the PSLV C-16 rocket-carrier was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on Sriharikota Island on India's east coast. The rocket orbited 3 satellites.
Resourcesat 2 will help officials respond to natural disasters, monitor agriculture and manage urban and rural roads and infrastructure.
YouthSat, a joint mission between Indian and Russian students, carries three science instruments to study the upper atmosphere and measure solar cosmic rays.
X-SAT, Singapore's first national satellite has a multi-spectral camera and will demonstrate space-based remote sensing and image processing technologies.