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India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle is launched from The Satish... News PhotoAndhra Pradesh,India,Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle,Science and Technology,Space Mission,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPIndia's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C22) is launched from The Satish Dhavan Space Centre Sriharikota in the south-eastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh late July 1, 2013. India has launched the first of seven satellites for its domestic satellite navigation network on July 3, 2013, its space centre said, in the first step to creating a scaled down version of the US Global Positioning System. A rocket took off in the early hours from a site in the southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh and injected the 600-kilogramme (1,300-pound) satellite into orbit 20 minutes later. AFP PHOTO/SESHADRI SUKUMAR (Photo credit should read SESHADRI SUKUMAR/AFP/Getty Images)