India, is now the first developing country in the world to have its own space observatory, as it successfully launched today Astrosat, the Indian space observatory.

The Associated Press (AP) reported that together with Astrosat, six satellites were also placed into orbit on Monday. The space observatory was launched from Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, said the Indian Space and Research Organization, (ISRO).

Before the launch, only US, Japan, Russia and EU had own obse...

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