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article imageIndia Set To Launch A Youth Satellite

By Vinay Chand     Jun 30, 2008 in Technology
Whats come as news, but not as surprise, is the fact that India is all set to launch a new satellite into orbit, which is dedicated to the youth of the world!
In a new proposal by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) , a satellite, specially dedicated to the youth, will be launched early next year.
The satellite will carry scientific instruments, which have been developed by students from Indian, Russian and various other universities around the world. These instruments will be used to share and use data pertaining to earth-imaging, atmospheric applications, solar emissions, and other galactic observations.
The spacecraft would weigh less than 100 kilograms, and is being built at the ISRO satellite development centre at Bangalore.
The program, a brainchild of former President Of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, will involve the launching of the satellite aboard the PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle), which is used by India, for all its satellite launches. It would carry a remote sensing satellite into orbit, and would be launched from the Satish Dhawan space centre at Sriharikota, in Chennai.
The ISRO, following the massive approach by space organisations in neighbouring countries, especially China, is picking up pace in its national space development programme and is launching various satellites in a bid to strengthen military intelligence, as well as other peaceful observations.
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