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India launched 4 satellites.
On October 12, 2011 at 05:30 UTC the PSLV-CA (PSLV-C18) rocket-carrier was launched from Sriharikota spaceport, 80 km from Chennai, India. The rocket orbited 4 satellites - Megha-Tropiques, SRMSat, VesselSat-1, Jugnu. PSLV means Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
Megha-Tropiques with its circular orbit inclined 20 degree to the equator will enable climate research and also aid scientists seeking to refine prediction models.
The three small satellites that were ferried by the PSLV-C18 were the 10.9-kg SRMSAT built by the students of SRM University near Chennai, the three-kg remote sensing satellite Jugnu from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) and the 28.7-kg VesselSat from LuxSpace of Luxembourg to locate ships on high seas.
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China launched a French-made satellite.
On October 7, 2011 at 08:21 UTC the Chang Zheng-3B (Long March-III2) rocket-carrier was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwest China's Sichuan Province. The rocket orbited the W3C French-made telecom satellite.
The launch was carried out by the China Great Wall Industry Corporation and the China Institute of Rocket Carrier Technology, both under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, as well as the China Satellite Launch and Tracking Control General (CLTC).
The W3C telecom satellite was built by Thales Alenia Space, a French satellite manufacturer, and is owned by Eutelsat, a leading provider of satellite communication services. The W3C has a designed lifespan of 15 years and will provide television, radio, broadband, video and Internet service.
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