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India Successfully Launches Spy Satellite
New Delhi, April 27 (KCNA) -- India Thursday successfully launched its home-made remote sensing spy Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT-1) from the spaceport of Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, sources said.

The spy satellite would be used for disaster prediction and agriculture forestry as well as for defense purposes. It was launched using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV. RISAT-1 weighs 1 858kg.

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