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India's space ambitions

As India prepares to launch a second mission to the moon, we ask if it's money well spent

As India prepares to launch a second mission to the moon, we ask if it's money well spent. Sinead O'Sullivan is a space economist at Harvard Business School, and tells us India's Space Research Organisation operates more like a startup compared to some other countries' space agencies. Dr Chaitanya Giri, planetary scientist at the Gateway House research institute in Mumbai, argues that India's space programme brings clear economic benefits. And space entrepreneur Dr Susmita Mohanty says that having a space programme is a necessity, rather than a luxury. Also in the programme, Africa's biggest wind farm, close to Lake Turkana in north Kenya, is inaugurated today. Leo Roberts is a senior research officer at the Overseas Development Institute, and explains the significance of the new power plant. Plus our reporter in Switzerland heads to a month-long festival aimed at celebrating the country's wine industry.

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