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Work Starts on First Science Satellite

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Science  02 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5509, pp. 1681-1683
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5509.1681a

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NEW DELHI-- Indian astronomers have begun to design the country's first satellite dedicated to basic space science after receiving the green light last month from the Indian government. If successful, the payload will be launched in the second half of the decade on a domestically built rocket.