TS News - Five More Insats Planned By 2001

TELE-satellit News, 7 April 1997

Five More Insats Planned By 2001
  NEW DELHI, India, 97/04/07 (SatND) -- India has announced a few details
on the future of their indigenous INSAT satellite program. The third INSAT
series will consist of five satellites, to be launched over a period of
five years from 1999. The first two launches will be provided by foreign
companies, while the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) hopes to
have the remaining three lifted to orbit by India's self-made Geostationary
Launch Vehicle (GSLV.) By 2005, ISRO expects to have a satellite
communication infrastructure comprising 130 transponders at its disposal.

  By: Peter Klanowski
  Source: Sat-ND
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