India has joined contracts to dispatch 23 foreign satellites soon. Antrix Corporation mentioned it on Monday which is the business arm of Indian space office, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Out of 23 remote satellites, two will go in two separate rockets. The remaining 21 satellites will piggy-back on greater Indian satellite. ISRO would soon be dispatching six Singapore satellites measuring an aggregate of around 660 kg.
As indicated by an official, the greater of the six is an earth perception satellite, measuring 410 kg. Two are microsatellites, measuring 130 kg and 80 kg individually. The remaining three are nano-satellites, aggregately measuring 30 kg. As per the Antrix Corporation official, ISRO will likewise be launching five little satellites from the US before 2016 as a piggy-back baggage.
Antrix Corporation signed with US parties to dispatch nine little satellites, of which four were propelled on Monday as a piggy-back gear with ASTROSAT, India`s first space observatory. Till date India has dispatched 51 remote satellites for a charge. Tending to the media, ISRO administrator A.S. Kiran Kumar said things are changing with the US. We are having more communication with the US. Talking about imminent rocket launches, he said the following polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) rocket dispatch will be completely commercial.
He said India would be dispatching communication satellite GSAT-15 utilizing Ariane rocket, an European overwhelming lift launch vehicle, this November and two route satellites from here. As indicated by Kumar, all the seven route satellites, part of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), would be set up in 2016.