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Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Nov 26 (UiTV/IANS) – The Indian space agency is having a busy launch schedule in the coming months including navigation, commercial, sun and other missions, said a top official.
Speaking to the reporters here, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman S. Somanath said the space agency has chalked up plans to fly all its rockets with various satellites in the coming months.
The rockets are: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mk (GSLV), LVM3 or GSLV MkIII and Small Satellite LaunchVehicle (SSLV).
Somanath said next year the commercial arm NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL) has contracted two launches.
One of them will be for the UK based satellite communications company OneWeb to orbit the second batch of 36 satellites.
The first batch of 36 satellites was successfully launched recently.
The UK company has contracted with NSIL to pay over Rs 1,000 crore for both launches.
OneWeb is a joint venture between India Bharti Global and the UK government .
The ISRO is also planning to have its mission to the sun with its satellite Aditya-L1, a coronagraphy spacecraft to study the solar atmosphere, with a PSLV rocket next year, Somanath said.