This article in India's Central Chronicle discusses possible lifting of technology sanctions by the US and a booming market in India for deploying satellite payloads, particularly for remote sensing. Aside from general success marketing to a broad satellite clientele in the EU, the article highlights remote sensing applications via a leading Indian firm, Antrix, which has been marketing India's IRS imagery in conjunction with Space Imaging. Additionally, mention is made of Antrix securing a contract with Singapore to launch it's X-sat remote sensing vehicle.
On a related note, India's New Kerala reports that India's IRS-1C satellite is celebrating a decade in service, having been launched on December 28, 1995. Above is imagery from the IRS-series, which was used, among other things, for assessing damage after last year's deadly tsunami.
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