Indian rocket carrying two satellites blasts off

September 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 9 (IANS) An Indian rocket carrying two satellites blasted off from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here in Andhra Pradesh Sunday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh witnessed the launch here.

The rocket carried two foreign satellites - SPOT 6, a French satellite and a Japanese micro satellite called Proiteres.

(Venkatachari Jagannathan can be contacted at v.jagannathan@ians.in)

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