Modi Pitches India's Frugal Space Prowess At Rocket Launch

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Newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a pitch for India to be the world's low-cost space technology supplier, minutes after witnessing the launch of a rocket carrying five satellites from France, Singapore, Germany and Canada on Monday. The launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle bolsters India's goal of capturing more of the $304 billion annual global space market, and Modi seized the moment with an uplifting speech about India's prowess in cheap space technology. Modi claims that India's current Mars mission cost less than the budget of the Hollywood science fiction film Gravity.

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