Video: PSLV lifts off on first Multi-Orbit Delivery

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at 3:42 UTC on Monday on a record-setting mission to deliver eight international satellites to two different orbits.

Monday’s PSLV mission was setting a pair of records for India’s workhorse rocket – a) it was the first multi-orbit mission in the launcher’s 23-year career, creating an unprecedented ascent duration of two hours and 15 minutes; and b) it marked the first time PSLV flew five times in a calendar year.

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