India to Launch 103 Satellites in February Mission

India’s Space Research Organization is poised to launch 103 satellites in a record single mission in the month of February. The rocket will be launched from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota, and will carry three Indian satellites that will observe and measure the earth’s atmosphere, along with another 100 from the U.S., France and Germany, which will be used for commercial purposes.

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Launching commercial satellites into space for a fee is a growing business as phone, internet and other companies as well as countries seek greater and more high-tech communications. India, which is known for its low-cost space program, is competing with other international players for a greater share of that launch market reports the DailyMail of U.K.

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California-based management consultant Gunjan Bagla runs Amritt, a consulting firm helping American companies to succeed in India. Amritt is the trusted advisor for India market research, India business development, India market entry, Global Engineering, Global Technology Scouting, India R&D and Open Innovation. Gunjan is author of "Business in 21st Century India: How to Profit Today from Tomorrow’s Most Exciting Market" (Hachette Book Group, 2008), Amazon's top rated title on the subject. He has appeared as the India Expert on BBC Television, Bloomberg TV, Fox Cable Business and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter and Business Week for his expertise on India.

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