India To Launch 25 Foreign Satellites This Year

India will launch 25 foreign satellites belonging to seven countries. The list is topped by the USA in 2016-17. In written response to a question, Jitendra Singh, minister of state in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) which looks after the department of space, said till date 57 foreign satellites from 21 countries have been launched using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

Mr. Singh said that Antrix the commercial arm of ISRO has signed the agreements with Algeria and Canada for launching three satellites each, four for Germany, one each for Japan and Malaysia and 12 for the USA in 2016-17.

In the last three years, from January 2013 till December 2015, ISRO launched 28 foreign satellites belonging to 13 countries, with Singapore, the United Kingdom and the USA topping the list. ISRO earned 80 million euros for the launch.

Extra Info :
ISRO Founded IN : 1969
Founded By : Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
  • SLV-3 was India’s first indigenous satellite launch vehicle and A.P.J. Abdum Kalam Ji was the director of the project.
So lets discuss some questions related to this post which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Expand the term PSLV ?
2. How many satellites are going to launch by India in 2016-17 ?
3. Name the commercial arm of ISRO ?

Courtesy : Times Of India


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