The twin BRITE satellites aboard the PSLV-C20 rocket this Monday morning
The PSLV-C20 rocket, waiting to launch in India
One of the BRITE nano-satellites, as it was being assembled in Toronto
At the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India this morning (Feb. 25), the smallest astronomical satellite ever built was launched into orbit aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C20 rocket. In fact, it wasn’t just one satellite, but two – each of the twin BRIght Target Explorer (BRITE) spacecraft take the form of a cube that measures just 20 cm (7.8 inches) per side, and weighs in at under seven kilograms (15.4 lbs).
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