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Friday, October 2, 2015

India Back into Space

India Just Launches Its First High-Definition Telescope into Orbit

Kelly Hodgkins | September 29, 2015

India has been on a roll lately. Just a few short weeks after completing construction on the world’s first solar-powered airport, and also unveiling a big plan to replace all street lights with energy-saving LEDs; the country has now successfully launched its first space observatory — a major milestone for its rapidly growing space program. This launch follows an earlier mission to Mars that sent an unmanned probe last year to study the red planet. India received accolades for its Mars mission, which cost a fraction of similar missions conducted by the US, Russia and other European countries.

<more at; related links: (PSLV Successfully Launches India’s Multi Wavelength Space Observatory ASTROSAT. September 28, 2015) and (Indian Space Research Organisation. Astrosat)>

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