SPOT-7 launched this morning!

The French SPOT-7 satellite launched aboard an Indian PSLV today:

PSLV is becoming increasingly relevant on the global commercial launch market, particularly for smaller payloads such as this.  Indeed, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked that PSLV’s most famous payload today, the Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter Mission, cost considerably less than the budget for Hollywood blockbuster “Gravity” — including the launch vehicle and mission costs.  Space is getting closer all the time.  😉

 

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