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ISRO’s hands full, 13 missions in pipeline till March 2020
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ISRO’s hands full, 13 missions in pipeline till March 2020

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Sriharikota, (Andhra Pradesh), Nov 27 : The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s hands are full till March 2020 as it has lined up 13 missions--six launch vehicles and seven satellite missions--in the next four months, according to ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan.

Addressing the scientists from the Mission Control Centre after the successful launch of third generation advanced earth observation satellite Cartosat-3, along with 13 US nano satellites by PSLV-C47, a jubilant Dr Sivan said the launch of launch vehicles included the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle, which in all probability was expected early next year.

''I am extremely happy to declare that PSLV-C47 precisely injected Cartosat-3 and 13 customer satellites successfully in the desired orbit of 509 km.''

He said Cartosat-3 is India's highest resolution civilian spacecraft and is also the most complex and advanced earth observation satellite built by ISRO so far.

Congratulating and complimenting the satellite team for building and successfully launching the satellite, Dr Sivan greeted the entire team ISRO for the successful mission and the contributions made by the industry.

He said having achieved this what is next is the question. ''We have 13 missions lined up up to March 2020'', he added. It comprised of six launch vehicle missions and seven satellite launch missions before March next year, he added.

''Our hands are full as usual'', he said and exuded confidence that the team ISRO will rise to the occasion and meet the challenges and requirements and make every mission a grand success. (UNI)