In a first, SpaceX's Falcon-9 to carry ISRO's satellite


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For the first time, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will use SpaceX's Falcon-9 heavy lift launcher to send its next-generation heavy communications satellite, GSAT-20, into space. The Department of Space and ISRO have chosen the Falcon-9 for this dedicated Indian mission, which may launch from Florida. ISRO Chairman S Somanath explained that India had to choose SpaceX because "no other rocket was available in time."