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After Successful Launch of UK Satellites, ISRO to Launch GSLV-Mark II Next Month

According to reports, GSLV-Mark-II has already reached Sriharikota and is going through final tests.

Published: 11th July 2015 09:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2015 09:10 AM   |  A+A-

By ANI

NEW DELHI: Following the successful launch of five British satellites, the Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO has planned to launch GSLV-Mark II next month and three more navigational satellites before March 2016.

According to reports, GSLV-Mark-II has already reached Sriharikota and is going through final tests.

The space agency also plan to launch three more navigational satellites before March 2016.

"The next launch going to take place is GSLV-Mark-II. Satellite has already reached Sriharikota and is going through final tests. We plan to make the next launch in August," ISRO Chairman Kiran Kumar said. The configuration has been finalised and there has been significant changes in the original plan, he said. On the proposed navigational satellites, Kumar said four had already been launched and three more are expected to be launched before March 2016.

To a query, he said, "ISRO has 28 satellites belonging to six to seven countries in next three years or so. Including today's launch, we have completed 45 commercial launches belonging to 19 countries."

With Friday's launch, ISRO has completed 120 mission and 74 satellite launches including 45 commercial launches.



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