India is boot-strapping its space-based assets to meet the growing demand for enhanced services in communications, broadcasting remote-sensing and navigation, a top space agency official said Monday. To meet the rising demand for multiple space-based services spanning communication, navigation and earth observation, we are enhancing our capacity in terms of rockets, satellites and ground-based systems, state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Radhakrishnan said at a space summit here. Unveiling the country's ambitious projects and missions at a round-table meeting on Space Vision 2020 and Beyond, Radhakrishnan said for optimal utilisation of space resources cost-effectively, ISRO was building heavier rockets and dedicated satellites for communications and television broadcasting, remote sensing and navigation applications. We are doubling our rocket launches soon to deploy as many heavier communication and earth-observation satellites for meeting the growing demand of service providers, state-run organisations and security agencies, Radhakrishnan told about 2,000 delegates participating in the 39th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (Cospar 2012) being held here.
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