Russia: Russia is the largest buyer of earth images taken by Indian satellites, said Murthy Remilla, Deputy Director of Antrix Corporation to RIA Novosti, a Russian newspaper. Antrix is a subsidiary of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which sells images from remote sensing satellites and organises the launches of foreign satellites using Indian rockets.
“Our main clients in Russia are the Defence Ministry, the Agriculture Ministry and the Federal Forest Service,” Remilla said. Russia has to buy space images from abroad because it lacks the sufficient number of its own remote sensing satellites, he said.
Remilla added “We have the world’s largest group of Earth remote sensing satellites, with eight overall.”
Source: RIA Novosti