Indian Bhaskara satellite before launch

Indian Bhaskara satellite before launch

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Caption: Indian Bhaskara satellite. Technicians making the final preparations to a Bhaskara satellite prior to launch. Bhaskara-1 and -2 were India's first Earth observation satellites. The first was launched on 7 June 1979, the second on 20 November 1981. Each used two television cameras to monitor the land cover and sea surface from an altitude of 380km. The cameras on Bhaskara-1 failed and it re-entered on 17 February 1979. Bhaskara-2 was operational for ten years, re-entering on 30 November 1991.

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