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2009-09-23 11:10:00

India announced Wednesday the launch of seven satellites in a single day. The successful launch of six foreign and one domestic satellite from the Sriharikota space center came less than one month after the country ended its Moon mission. The Oceansat-2 satellite will monitor ocean patterns, wind speeds, and track monsoons and cyclones, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) spokesman S Satish told BBC News. The satellite will improve upon the first Oceansat, which launched in 1999. Four...

2009-04-20 19:42:12

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. Citing informed sources, the newspaper said the satellite's day-night capability, and its ability to look through clouds and fog, gives it defense applications. However, organization chief G. Madhavan Nair rejected the...

2008-06-27 09:02:56

India to launch satellite for young generation NEW DELHI, June 26 (Xinhua) -- India is to launch a dedicated satellite for youth next year carrying scientific instruments developed by students from Indian and foreign universities, according to Indo-Asian News Service Thursday. "The mini-spacecraft will be launched in 2009 as a piggyback on board a polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV), carrying a remote sensing satellite, from the Satish Dhawan space center at Sriharikota (India),"...

2008-06-20 09:00:36

Text of report by Y. Mallikarjun headlined "Decision on Chandrayaan-I launch date in a month" published by Indian newspaper The Hindu website on 20 June Hyderabad: The exact date for Chandrayaan-I [India's first lunar mission] launch will be decided in a month although 19 September has been tentatively fixed as the "earliest opportunity," Indian Space Research Organization [ISRO] chairman G. Madhavan Nair said here on Thursday [19 June]. Dr Nair was talking to journalists after delivering...


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