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December 27, 2012
Satellite highs, suspension lows for Indian space sector in 2012
Chennai, India (IANS) Dec 27, 2012
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scored a century of launches in 2012 by putting into orbit four satellites, including the heaviest one built by it till date, entered a select group of nations that can build and launch radar imaging satellites (Risat) and held an international space summit in an impressive achievement for the internationally acclaimed space industry. The year began for ISRO with the launch of a new mission control centre at its rocket port in Sriharikota in Andhra Pra ... read more
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