ISRO planning 10 space missions in 2013

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 12, 2012 14:50 hrs

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to accomplish 10 space missions in the next one year, parliament was informed Wednesday.

Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy told the Lok Sabha that eight of these are planned by September 2013 and the remaining two by 2013-end.

The missions are three polar satellite launch vehicles, one geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle, two communication satellites, one earth observation (ocean) satellite, one meteorological satellite, one navigation satellite and Mars orbiter.

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