India's first satellite for astronomy to be launched
Country's 1st satellite Aryabhata was launched on this day
Aryabhata was India's first satellite, named after an Indian astronomer of the same name. It was launched by India from Kapustin Yar, a Russian rocket launch and development site in Astrakhan Oblast using a Kosmos-3M launch vehicle. It was built by the Indian Space Research Organisation.
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