The Indian space agency ISRO on Wednesday successfully launched three satellites, including Resourcesat-2, an advanced remote sensing satellite to study natural resources.
ISRO's satellite launch vehicle was also carrying the joint Indian-Russian satellite Youthsat for stellar and atmospheric studies and Singapore's first satellite, X-Sat, a mini satellite for imaging applications.
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) took off from the Sriharikota launch site in eastern India in a dramatic success for the Indian Space Research Organization after a series of failed launches.
Resourcesat-2, the mission's biggest satellite, will replace Resourcesat-1, which was launched in 2003.
India is looking to emerge as a global player in the lucrative satellite launch market.
MOSCOW, April 20 (RIA Novosti)
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