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‘Satellites Are Our Priority Now, Not Human Space Flight’

Having solved key technology bottlenecks, ISRO now aims at launching a PSLV built by a private industry by 2020, says the chairman.

‘Satellites Are Our Priority Now, Not Human Space Flight’
‘Satellites Are Our Priority Now, Not Human Space Flight’ Photograph by Kashif Masood

India’s space agency is pushing through at a hectic pace, having solved key technology bottlenecks that had so far taken up much of its attention. It is also working on a joint venture, aiming at the first launch of a PSLV built by private industry by 2020, says ISRO chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar in an interview with Ajay Sukumaran. Edited excerpts:

The pace of launches has picked up in the past couple of years. Can you take us through this?

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