September 22, 2004

India launches satellite dedicated to education

India has placed EDUSAT into orbit. The satellite has twelve transponders dedicated to educational programming, and will provide coverage to India's vast rural areas.

Using their Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F01 - they need serious help naming their rockets), they sucessfully boosted the satellite into orbit on Monday.

From a statement released by the Minister for Human Resource Development:

''The very fact that a dedicated satellite has been put in space for educational purposes symbolises a national resolve to spread learning across the length and breadth of this country."

Congrats India!

Posted by Ted at September 22, 2004 12:20 PM
Category: Space Program

India kicks ass.

great post!

Posted by: vadergrrrl at September 22, 2004 06:26 PM
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