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ISRO to launch university-built nano satellite

india Updated: Jun 26, 2010 18:51 IST

The Indian space agency will be launching a nano satellite being built by the SRM University in Chennai after testing, an official on Saturday said.

"The satellite is being built by the students. It has to be tested before it can be included as a payload. Perhaps in September, the satellite may be launched," VS Hegde, scientific secretary, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the second edition of Indian Youth Science Congress (IYSC) at SRM University, he also said that ISRO will soon launch Cartosat, a cartography satellite.

About the failure of ISRO's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) that flew with indigenously developed cryogenic engine in April this year, Hegde said: "The failure analysis committee is looking into the causes. The committee is expected to submit its report soon."