India orders 27 satellites

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India has made a major commitment to protecting its future demands for satellite capacity, for DTH broadcasting, as well as scientific missions.

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has spread orders across three industries, two private and one government based, to build an initial 9 satellites, with options and flexibility for that number to be expanded to 27.

The contract is for each of the three to make nine 1.6 tonne – 2-to-3 tonnes craft, which means each of the three businesses could make 9 craft every year, and thus 27 by the end of a 3-year period, said sources to The Times of India.

Financial commitments were not revealed.


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