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Budget 2017: ISRO gets funds for 2nd Mars mission, maiden Venus venture

ISRO will also try to launch 104 satellites in a single mission on Feb 15

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

India will boldly go to Venus for the first time and re-visit the Mars very soon. Buried and hidden in the hundreds of pages of the new format electronic Budget documents, is the first formal acknowledgement by the government about these two new bold inter-planetary sojourns to Earth's immediate neighbours. This uplifting news comes ahead of the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO's) attempt to undertake its mega launch where it will drop off into space not one, two or three, but a full load of 104 satellites in a single mission. No other country has ...

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First Published: Sun, February 12 2017. 11:08 IST