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Bangalore: Chandrayaan II will be launched on a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) as opposed to the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle used to launch Chandrayaan I, Madhavan Nair, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), said here on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the International Customs Day celebrations organised by the Bangalore Customs Commissionerate, Mr. Nair outlines the immediate plans of ISRO. 'An ocean satellite, which is in the offing, would be launched by March or April. The satellite will be used to detect surface temperature and extra sensors to map the colour of the ocean have also been added to the satellite,' he said. ( Refernce http://www.hindu.com/2009/01/28/stor...2859751300.htm
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