Bengaluru: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is reportedly planning to launch a US satellite for the first time later this year.
ISRO will launch Google’s Sky Box Imaging satellite for GPS maps from its spaceport at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
Skybox Imaging was brought by Google last year after the company signed a contract with Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm of ISRO to launch the 120-kg satellite.
As per reports, Google is planning to launch 180 micro satellites in orbits, which will help improve internet access throughout the world.
It will be launched as a co-passenger along with the main payload during one of the satellite launching this year.
The reports added that Google is keen on using high resolution pictures from Skybox Imaging satellites for earth imaging.
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