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ISRO set to launch Algerian satellites

world Updated: Aug 12, 2009 10:44 IST
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In the first significant outcome of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to India, the US has given clearance to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to launch Algerian satellites with American components.

This follows the signing of a Technical Safeguards Agreement covering launches of satellites, having US components on Indian launch vehicles, during Hillary Clinton's New Delhi visit.

"Following the signing of the Technical Safeguards Agreement during Secretary Hillary Clinton's recent visit to India, the US Government has given clearance for launch by ISRO of Algerian satellites ALSAT-2A and ALSAT-2B, which have US components, on board an Indian space launch vehicle," the Indian embassy said in a statement.