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Isro lines up 21 rockets, to launch 70 satellites in 5 years

India is emerging as a hub for development of satellites as well as a launchpad for small satellites

Alnoor Peermohamed  |  Bengaluru 

India's space agency ‘Indian Space Research Organisation’ (ISRO) has lined up over 21 rocket launches, including the second test flight of its heaviest rocket the Geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) MK-III, which will be carried out over a period of the next three-four years.

The outlay is part of the Rs 8,658.74 crore sanctioned by the government for Isro to build and launch about 31 rockets, including 15 PSLVs, 13 GSLV's and three GSLV MK-III. So far the space agency has successfully built and launched 10 vehicles under the ...

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 22:19 IST
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