ISRO to Launch Google’s Skybox Satellite This Year

February 12, 2015  - By

Skybox_Imaging_Google_Acquisition_WThe Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch Google’s Skybox Imaging satellite by the end of this year, according to The Asian Age.

ISRO will launch its first U.S. satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, according to the news brief.

Google acquired Skybox Imaging in August of 2014 to develop advanced GPS mapping using its own network of satellites, according to the company’s blog. The Asian Age says Skybox had previously entered into an agreement with Antrix Corporation.

The article says the satellite will launch alongside a main payload this year.