South Asia Satellite

235-Crore Satellite

235-Crore Satellite

On May 5, the skies above the island of Sriharikota on the coast of the Bay of Bengal will light up with the launch of India’s giant Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) rocket on its 11th mission as it lifts off with what is being billed as “a message of peace like never before”.

The nearly 50m-tall rocket that weighs about 412 tons will carry what has been dubbed the ‘South Asia Satellite’ or what the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) prefers to call GSAT-9. The 2,230-kg communications satellite has been built in three years at a cost of Rs. 235 crore.

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Modi's space diplomacy puts India into new orbit

Modi's space diplomacy puts India into new orbit

India embarks on space diplomacy like never before.

For the first time, New Delhi is flexing its prowess of space technology by embarking on an unprecedented and un-chartered 'stratospheric diplomacy' through a special Rs 450 crore gift for south Asians.

India is carving a very unique place in the universe, this week New Delhi will 'gift' a heavyweight bird in the sky to its neighbours through the 'South Asia Satellite'.

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