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India launches satellites in 100th space mission

6:44 PM, Sep 9, 2012   |    comments
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NEW DELHI, India - India's national space organization has marked its 100th mission by launching French and Japanese satellites.

The Indian Space Research Organization said Sunday's launch of a French observation satellite and a Japanese microsatellite was a success.

India has had an active space program since the 1960s and has launched scores of satellites for itself and other countries.

In 2008, it successfully sent a probe to the moon that detected evidence of water on the lunar surface for the first time.

The space agency plans to send a spacecraft to Mars next year.

The Associated Press

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