April 20, 2009
India launches satellite
India successfully launched a radar imaging satellite Monday, the country's space agency said.
The Indian Space Research Organization fired the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket carrying the RISAT-2 satellite from its facility at Sriharikota, The Times of India reported.
This is an imaging satellite that can identify features on ground, Nair told reporters after the launch.
There is nothing as a spy satellite. Though the satellite has a global coverage we will use it only for our use.
The rocket also carried into orbit a micro-educational satellite Anusat built by Anna University.