Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to send 6 more satellites to space

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to send 6 more satellites to space

6 more satellites are planned to be launched during 2015-16. These are two Communication satellites GSAT-6 & GSAT-15; three Navigation satellites IRNSS-1E, IRNSS-1F & IRNSS-1G; and one Space science satellite ASTROSAT.

In addition, it is also planned to launch 13 more satellites from four countries using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.

Antrix Corporation Ltd., the commercial arm of Department of Space is already marketing remote sensing data (images) from Indian Remote Sensing satellites in the global market through establishment of International Ground Stations and reseller network.

As on April 2015, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched 74 satellites. Out of these, 7 satellites failed to reach the orbit due to launch failure and 3 satellites failed in orbit.

In addition, ISRO has successfully launched 40 foreign satellites from 19 countries and 4 micro & nano satellites built by students of Indian Universities using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

This information was given by MoS in the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to an unstarred question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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