As India’s space program moves into 2016, its ambitions continue to grow, with the launch of larger satellites and a heavy-lift rocket and improved Earth-observation capabilities. “There are some 10 missions lined up for launch this year,” says a scientist at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The seven-satellite Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is a priority. It aims to address socioeconomic needs by improving road and marine navigation as ...

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