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When was Aryabhatta launched and what was its overall significance ?

Aryabhatta is the name of the first Indian satellite launched on April 19, 1975. The 360 kg satellite was fabricated wholly by India scientist at Peenya, Bengaluru, in 26 months at a cost of Rs 50 million. The satellite was designated Aryabhatta after the fifth century astronomer and mathematician Aryabhatta of Kusumapura near Patliputra, now Patna, who laid the foundation of modern algebra, determined the parameters of the movements of various celestial bodies, calculated the diameters of the Earth and the Moon, and the importance of their movements around the sun.

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