India’s PSLV launch brings relief to Telesat, and $31,700 per kilogram to ISRO’s Antrix

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — India’s PSLV rocket returned from an August failure to successfully place 31 satellites, including three for future commercial constellations, into low Earth orbit on Jan. 12.

The mission was a relief not only to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), which was able to demonstrate a relatively rapid return to flight after the PSLV fairing failed to separate in August.

ISRO released an video from an on-board camera showing the fairing separation and the release of the satellites: http://bit . . .

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