The Union Cabinet in India has authorized the nation’s space agency to launch seven satellite launch vehicles. Under the project approved by the cabinet, the first flight of the new-generation Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle will be ready to go in mid-2007. After the first flight, two flights will be launched every year. India had earlier announced plans to launch up to one dozen satellites over the next four years. So far there has been approval of construction of five satellites including two for communications and a remote sensing satellite and another with cartographic applications.
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