India Launches All-Weather Imaging Satellite

India successfully launched two satellites Monday aboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). One of which, the ANUSAT, is an experimental communication micro-satellite built by India's Anna University. The second satellite is the Israeli-built RISAT-2. And while some reports (here, here) peg this as a "spy satellite", Madhavan Nair, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), has denied the device would be used to monitor borders and fight terrorism.

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