ISRO to launch its smallest rocket to unfurl Tricolour in Space

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its smallest commercial rocket on 7 August to unfurl Tricolour in space. 

Important facts

  • The launch will be done from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.

  • It will drive India’s dreams of breaking into the lucrative and booming small satellite launch market.

  • On August 15, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the tricolor would be unfurled in space during India's 75th year of independence.

  • To mark the celebration of the country's 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', the SSLV will carry a co-passenger satellite named 'Azadisat', which will carry 75 payloads built by 750 young girl students from 75 rural government schools across India.

  • The project was conceptualized especially for the 75th Independence Day celebrations to encourage scientific temper and to create opportunities for young girls to choose space research as their career.

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