satellites to provide high-speed bandwidth connectivity to rural areas as part of the government’s Digital India programme, an official said on 16 September. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch three more satellites successful launch of two UK satellites by Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) here on 16 September,
ISRO Chairman K. Sivan “The ISRO will launch three more satellites, which together will provide international level bandwidth speed.”
The two satellites belonged to Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd (SSTL), UK.India on the night of 16 September successfully put into orbit British earth observation satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 in copybook style.According to S. Rakesh, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Antrix Corporation Ltd, the revenue from the launch of two UK satellites is over Rs 220 crore.
Next PSLV rocket will carry 30 small satellites from third parties apart from carrying an Indian satellite.