ISRO to launch mini-satellites

ISRO to launch mini-satellites

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Bangalore, India, August 8, 2007:India’s space agency Indian Space Research Organisation will next year launch a special platform to put into space miniature satellites catering to the needs of developing countries and the domestic scientific community.

ISRO is developing a 100-kg “satellite bus” as demand has picked up for launching nano-satellites, chairman G Madhavan Nair said.

The platform will have a unique imaging system that can be used by third world countries. “With low-cost terminals, they can receive data about their region, that’s going to be servicing the needs of various developing countries,” added Nair