India to launch 28 foreign Satellites

By Gizbot Bureau

India has signed up contracts to launch 28 foreign satellites over the next three years, said a top official of Antrix Corporation here on Friday. The Rs.1,850 crore revenue Antrix Corporation is the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

India to launch 28 foreign Satellites

"We will be launching 28 foreign satellites over the next three years. We will launch the satellites using PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket," said its chairman-cum-managing director V.S. Hegde.

SEE ALSO: ISRO to test plane-shaped space launch vehicle in July

According to him, the 28 foreign satellites will be a mix of nano, micro and normal satellites.

"The foreign satellites would go up as a co-passenger of ISRO satellite or as a stand alone in a single rocket," Hegde said.

India to launch 28 foreign Satellites

According to ISRO chairman A.S.Kiran Kumar, the Indian space agency till date has launched 45 foreign satellites, and the commercial launches depends on the spare capacity available after meeting the national needs.

He said the next launch will be the GSAT6 communication satellite using heavier rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) next month.

Queried about the launch of navigation satellites, Kumar said ISRO would launch three more navigation satellites by 2016.

The fifth navigation satellite in the seven series satellites will be launched later this year, he said.

Source: IANS

Most Read Articles
Best Mobiles in India

Read More About: satellite government isro

Best Phones

Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Yes No
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Gizbot sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Gizbot website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more