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ISRO to launch 9 nano/micro American satellites

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be launching nine nano/ micro satellites for United States during 2015-16 time frame.This will be the first time that ISRO will launch US satellite.
These satellites will go as piggyback on PSLV's (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.So far, 45 satellites belonging to international customers from 19 countries have been launched successfully by ISRO's satellite launch vehicles.The first Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstration (RLV-TD) would be held during the end of this year.RLV-TD is a series of technology demonstration missions that have been considered as a first step towards realising a Two Stage To Orbit (TSTO) fully re-usable vehicle.The launch of GSAT 6 is expected to give a huge impetus in the field of communication sector in the country.

The Indian Space Research Organisation is the space agency of theIndian Government. Its primary objective is to advance space techonology and use its applications for national benefit. Formed in 1969, ISRO superseded the erstwhile Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR),which was established by the efforts of independent India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and his close aide, and reputed scientist Dr. Vikram Sarabhai. The establishment of ISRO thus institutionalized space activities in India. It is managed by the Department of Space, which reports to the Prime Minister. Now A.S. Kiran kumaris a chairman of ISRO.