In Photos: Indian Satellites Soar in the Country's 1st Space Launch of 2019

A Very Important Segment


The payload fairing of the PSLV-C44 closes, snuggly holding the Microsat-R and Kalamsat-V2 satellites, ready to release them safely into orbit.

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Christine Lunsford
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Christine Lunsford joined the team in 2010 as a freelance producer and later became a contributing writer, covering astrophotography images, astronomy photos and amazing space galleries and more. During her more than 10 years with, oversaw the site's monthly skywatching updates and produced overnight features and stories on the latest space discoveries. She enjoys learning about subjects of all kinds.