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In Photos: India's Record-Breaking Satellite Launch

Hoisting the Nozzle


The nozzle end segment of the PSLV-C37 rocket's core stage is hoisted during vehicle integration in Sriharikota, India on Dec. 28. [Read the full story]

Fueling Up the Payload


ISRO's Cartosat-2 series satellite was filled with fuel at India's Satish Dhawan Space Centre in early February. [Read the full story]

The Clean Room


ISRO's Cartosat-2 series satellite was stored in a "clean room" at the ISRO launch center to prevent contamination before the launch. [Read the full story]

Balancing Test


The spacecraft underwent a dynamic balancing test on Jan. 23. [Read the full story]

Cartosat-2 Deployment Test


ISRO tests the Cartosat-2 satellite's deployment of solar panels during a test on Jan. 21. [Read the full story]

Solar Panel Test


Cartosat-2's solar arrays also underwent an illumination test on Jan. 21 to ensure that the panels convert light into electricity the way they're supposed to. [Read the full story]

The Vacuum Chamber


Here the spacecraft is loaded into he thermal vacuum chamber for an environmental qualification test on Jan. 19. [Read the full story]

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