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Submission + - India's successful commercial satellite launch

An anonymous reader writes: India successfully launched an Italian satellite yesterday. The Indian Space Research Organization's announcement here. A BBC article on the launch here with a video clip here. India's launch vehicle has less overall capacity than the competition; but plans to sweep the low end of the market by offering the lowest cost per launched kilogram for smaller payloads.

What the world *really* needs is a good Automatic Bicycle Sharpener.