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Has India sent artificial satellites into space?

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The Indian Space Research Organization, under the Government of India's Department of Space, has launched many satellites into space. The purposes of the agency's spacecraft varies, including communication, Earth observation, research and navigation.

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In April of 2009, ANUSAT was launched into space as a joint project between the Indian Space Research Organization and an Indian university. The program was part of the organization's student program and was the first satellite built by a university in India. The nation has launched a range of small satellites for research purposes as well. These satellites collect and report data relating to the Earth's atmosphere and test emerging technologies related to payload development, orbit controls and recovery technology.

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