Science and Exploration

India’s INSAT-3D Prepped for Launch

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
July 23, 2013
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India’s INSAT-3D Prepped for Launch
India's Insat-3D Prepped for Launch

Preparations for the fourth Ariane 5 flight this year are proceeding on schedule towards a July 25 liftoff with two satellite passengers: the Indian INSAT-3D meteorological platform, seen here being integrated on the rocket, and Europe’s Alphasat telecommunications spacecraft.

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