India launches navigation satellite

Last Updated: Mon, Jul 01, 2013 18:30 hrs

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), July 1 (IANS) An Indian rocket carrying the country's first navigation satellite Monday blasted off from a launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here.

Exactly at 11.41 p.m., the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C22 - standing around 44 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonnes roared off, lighting the dark skies bright orange with its flames.

Sriharikota is around 80 km north of Chennai.

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