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August 1st, 2016

An Elemental Egress Upcoming By ISRO

Last month, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched 20 satellites that included that nation's Cartosat-2 series—this impressive multi-payload, single mission launch was adroitly handled by the PSLV-C34 launch vehicle from the Sriharikota spaceport.

Artistic rendition of India's INSAT-3DR satellite.
Image is courtesy of ISRO.

Now the ISRO is gearing up for the launch of the Indian geostationary weather satellite INSAT-3DR, with the launch scheduled for late August, this according to a top agency official. INSAT-3D, a satellite aided search and rescue satellite, was sent to orbit from French Guiana in 2013.

ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar had recently said that the space agency was planning to increase the number of rocket launches from the present eight to 12 every year.