• A rocket will blast off from the southeastern coast of India, dropping the satellite into deep space, which will then travel onto Mars to achieve orbit.

    PSLV C-17 satellite takes off during its launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Srihakota, India, Friday, July 15, 2011. The Indian Space Research Organisation Friday successfully launched its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV C-17), carrying to space GSAT-12, a communication satellite, according to news reports.
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