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50th year of Aryabhata Launch

Why is it in the news?

  • ISRO celebrated Satellite Technology Day (STD) to commemorate the 50th year of the Aryabhata Launch in 1975.
About Aryabhata

·     India’s first satellite, named after the renowned Indian astronomer Aryabhata from the 5th century.

·  The satellite was constructed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

·  Aryabhata was launched into space by a Soviet Kosmos-3M rocket from Kapustin Yar, Russia.

·  The primary objectives of Aryabhata were to conduct experiments in X-ray astronomy, aeronomics, and solar physics.


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