India’s Space Projects

Wired seems to be running a set of articles on India’s efforts to join the club of spacefaring nations. They talk about India’s developing reputation for cheap and effective launches of satellites and other hardware, and list some of their home-grown space technology projects, that include new propulsion systems and a lunar imaging satellite. Last but not least there’s an interview with Madhavan Nair, chief of the nation’s civilian space agency, about his outfit’s aims for the future. India has been described as a ‘leapfrog’ economy – will they leapfrog the West to the Moon?