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Friday, June 23, 2017

ISRO successfully launched PSLV-C38 Cartosat-2 Series Satellite

ISRO successfully launched PSLV-C38 Cartosat-2 Series Satellite

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Sriharikota, 23 June: India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 40th flight (PSLV-C38), launched the 712 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 30 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 243 kg at lift-off into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). PSLV-C38 launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. This was the seventeenth flight of PSLV in 'XL' configuration (with the use of solid strap-on motors).

The co-passenger satellites comprise 29 Nano satellites from 14 countries namely, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, United Kingdom, and United States of America as well as one Nano satellite from India. The total weight of all these satellites carried on-board PSLV-C38 is about 955 kg.

The 29 International customer Nano satellites launched as part of the commercial arrangements between Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix), a Government of India company under Department of Space (DOS) and the commercial arm of ISRO and the International customers.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

London Fire in Grenfell Tower many people hospitalized

London Fire in Grenfell Tower many people hospitalized


London: At least 30 people have been hospitalised after being evacuated from a 27 storey apartment building at Lancaster West Estate in London that caught fire early on Wednesday.

"We can confirm that we have taken 30 patients to five London hospitals following the incident at Lancaster West Estate, W11," London Ambulance Service NHS Trust Assistant Director of Operations, Stuart Crichton said in a statement.

"We have declared a major incident and continue to work closely with other emergency services at the scene. We have over 20 ambulance crews at the scene as well as our hazardous area response team and trauma teams from London's air ambulance who travelled to the scene by car," the statement added.

Forty fire engines and over 200 firefighters and officers have been called to douse the blazes at Grenfell Tower.

No confirmation has yet been made on any deaths in the fire.

The cause of the fire is also unknown.

Meanwhile, London mayor Sadiq Khan has urged people to follow London Fire Brigade on Twitter for updates. (Source: ANI report)