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ISRO to launch Canadian satellite

In view of the international restrictions on Russia over Ukraine, Canada has decided to sign a contract with Antrix, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), for the launch of its satellite, industry sources said here on Saturday.

At the inauguration of the International Astronautical Congress in Toronto on Monday, Canada announced that Antrix would be given the contract for the July 2015 launch of its M3M (Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Micro-Satellite) communications satellite.

Confirming the development, the Canadian Space Agency’s website said the M3M, built for the Department of National Defence, was to be launched with a Soyuz rocket in July this year.

But the federal government decided not to proceed with the contract.

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