Tuesday, April 29, 2008

ISRO's nano satellites impress global clients

Out of the 10 satellites that ISRO successfully launched on Monday, eight are nano satellites designed by students in foreign universities. ISRO's gesture to piggyback has won the hearts of the student community in many western countries. Eight of their nano satellites launched by ISRO are functioning well. These are low-priced satellites designed by university students in Canada, Japan, Germany, Holland and Denmark. They say India's space capability impressed them and ISRO took only five hours to sign the deal. ''We have been waiting for quite sometime for this moment in all our countries,'' said Freddy M Pranajaya, University of Toronto.''With this spacecraft we will be able to search and rescue ships in distress and also alert ships around to help them,'' said George Best, Com Dev Ltd, Canada.The launch has come as a big relief for this team from Japan. Two years ago, their dream was shattered when the Russian rocket carrying their satellite to space failed in its mission.''Today, we are very happy. We appreciate ISRO's support,'' said Yasuyuki Miyazaki, Nihon University. India's launch of ten satellites in one go was keenly watched by customers in five countries and they are happy that they made the right choice.

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