PSLV in India to launch foreign satellites

PSLV in India to launch foreign satellites

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India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will set off three foreign satellites, including one for Indonesia and the other for Singapore, in the coming two years. Three contracts have been signed for launch of foreign satellites using PSLV. Under an agreement between Antrix Corporation Limited (ACL), a commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation, and Indonesian agency, LAPAN, PSLV would be used to launch a microsatellite during 2005-06. There is also an agreement with Cosmos International, Germany for launching 350-kg Agile satellite for Italy during 2006-07, and with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore for launching a microsatellite during 2006-07.