Thursday, January 7, 2010

ISRO to launch Cartosat-2B in March

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch Cartosat series 'Cartosat-2B' remote sensing satellite in March this year, ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan said here today.
The testing of Cryogenic engine system for GSLV will also be held soon, Radhakrishnan said on the sidelines of the inauguration of 'IIST@Schools', an initiative of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology to introduce to schoolchildren, space activities and its social implications.
Inputs received through Cartosat are mainly used to plan development activities in rural and urban areas of the country.
Earlier, speaking on the occasion, he said India has outlined a series of challenging and exciting space programmes, including Chandrayan-2 and man-mission to space.
"India is capable of sending a man to space and bringing him back with our GSLV technology," the ISRO chief said.

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