ISRO to launch 9 nano/micro US satellites during 2015-16
During the 2015-16 time frame, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be launching 9 nano/ micro satellites of United States (US). This will be the first time in ISRO’s history it will launch US satellites.
In this regard the commercial arm of ISRO, Antrix Corporation Ltd has signed agreement to US. For this mission the apex space agency of India will be using its indigenous workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
It should be noted that, till date ISRO has launched around 45 satellites belonging to international customers from 19 countries using PSLV.
Apart from this ISRO also announced that first Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstration (RLV-TD) will be held at the end 2015.
RLV-TD comprising series of technology demonstration missions which us considered as a first step towards realising the potential of Two Stage To Orbit (TSTO) fully re-usable launch vehicle.
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