Deep Space Digest – April 23
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Indian rocket launches seven satellites into polar orbit
On Monday 25th of February 2013 the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle sat on the pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centers’ First Launch Pad with seven satellites inside its protective nose fairing. At 1231 UTC the all the rockets systems checked out and the first stage of the four stage rocket ignited sending the booster soaring into the Indian sky.