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Indian Rocket Launches Asteroid-Hunting Satellite, Tiny Space Telescopes

An artist's illustration of the NEOSSat asteroid-hunting satellite in Earth orbit. The Canadian Space Agency mission will search for large asteroids near Earth and track space debris.

Indian rocket launches mini-satellites

February 25, 2013

A Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) launched in India today, sending seven satellites into orbit. This includes three Canadian-built spacecraft including an asteroid-hunting satellite, called NEOSSat.