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India launches 100th satellite

The launch by the Indian Space agency
The launch by the Indian Space agency
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This is the moment India launched it's 100th satellite. It was launched from Sriharikota in southern Andhra, Pradesh state.

It's been trying to market itself as a low-cost provider of satellites in Space - 31 of those launched this year are for foreign customers.

India\'s Prime Minister Nerendra Modi

India's Space programme has a budget of around $4 billion and it's trying to expand into a growing global market. The global space market is worth around $300 billion.

The latest satellites will be used by Indian security services to oversee military operations in neighboring countries, as well as to improve boarder surveillance.

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