India emerges as a key player in global space race


India has emerged as a “key player” in a growing global commercial market for space-based surveillance and communication, world media commented on Thursday after the country scripted history by successfully launching 104 satellites using a single rocket. ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37 on Wednesday injected India’s weather observation Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 103 nano satellites, including 96 from the US, into orbit after a textbook lift-off from Sriharikota space centre. The launch was “another success for the Indian Space Research Organisation, which is rapidly gaining a reputation globally for its effective yet low-cost missions,”, The Washington Post said, noting…

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