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YouthSat was launched from Sriharikota on 20 April 2011 at 04:42 UT. The microsatellite was launched by a PSLV-C16 rocket and weighed approximately 91 kg. YouthSat is a joint mission between Indian and Russian students and carries three science instruments to study the upper atmosphere and measure solar cosmic rays.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2011-04-20
    Launch Vehicle: PSLV
    Launch Site: Sriharikota, India

    Funding Agencies

    • Indian Space Research Organization (India)
    • Unknown (Russia)


    • Space Physics
    • Solar Physics

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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