India’s plans to loft France’s SPOT-7 satellite and six other small international spacecraft by early next year reflect a boost in demand for India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in the global market, according to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). “We are getting launch orders from around the world,” a senior ISRO official says. In addition to France’s 712-kg (1,600-lb.) SPOT-7 Earth observation satellite, due to launch by the end of the year, and the six small ...

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