ISRO to launch 23 foreign satellites

MUMBAI: Antrix Corporation, the
commercial arm of Indian space
agency Indian Space Research
Organisation (ISRO), has announced
that India has signed up contracts to
launch 23 foreign satellites soon.
“Out of 23 foreign satellites, two will
go in two separate rockets. The
remaining 21 satellites will piggy-
back on bigger Indian satellite,” an
Antrix official told IANS.
ISRO would soon be launching six
Singapore satellites, weighing a total
of around 660 kg, with the bigger of
the six being an earth observation
satellite, weighing 410 kg.
Two are micro-satellites, weighing
130 kg and 80 kg respectively, while
the remaining three are nano-
satellites, cumulatively weighing 30
Furthermore, ISRO will be launching
five small satellites from the US
before 2016 as a piggy-back luggage,
the report said.
Antrix had signed with US parties to
launch nine small satellites, of which
four were launched on Monday as a
piggy-back luggage with ASTROSAT,
India’s first space observatory, it
India has launched 51 foreign
satellites for a fee to date.

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