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December 14, 2012
ISRO planning 10 space missions in 2013
New Delhi (IANS) Dec 14, 2012
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to accomplish 10 space missions in the next one year, parliament was informed on Wednesday. Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy told the Lok Sabha that eight of these are planned by September 2013 and the remaining two by 2013-end. The missions are three polar satellite launch vehicles, one geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle, two communication satellites, one earth observation (ocean) satellite, one m ... read more
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