Friday, May 06, 2005

Indian Rocket Launches Two Satellites

In a demonstration of India's growing abilities in space, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched two satellites, the 1.5ton CartoSat-1 mapping satellite and the 94 pound HamSat for Amateur Radio Operators.

India has an ambitious plan to launch a lunar satellite by 2007 or 2008.

The rapid emergence of India and China as spacefaring nations in the last few years is going to help keep the pressure on the big players. The new space race is just getting started.