On April 23, at 12:00 Italian time, Agile has been launched from India into the outer space. The PSLV lift off took place and, after 22 minutes of flight, it released into the nominal orbit the Agile satellite. The satellite was aquired at the first pass from the Malindi Ground Station, and the telemetry data collected from the spacecraft have shown a nominal status of the satellite in orbit. After 3 orbits, the satellite has reached a stable sun pointing condition, with all the parameters in the nominal range. (click on the image to watch the video of the launch)

 

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