[FPSPACE] First Israeli-built SAR satellite slated to be launched by India this week

Keith Gottschalk kgottschalk at uwc.ac.za
Fri Sep 21 05:50:32 EDT 2007


>headline, but I suppose that a launch by PSLV (NOT by India's GSLV) 
>means the satellite will be placed in some kind of polar or 
>near-polar orbit. 

  No. The PSLV is simply a smaller & less expensive space launcher than
the GSLV. The PSLV can of course launch into any lesser inclination
orbit, into which it can lift more mass. Antrix will be only to happy to
sell it to a customer regardless of orbit!

Keith
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