Interim Budget 2014: Navigational satellites, space missions planned, says Chidambaram | NDTV.com Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday announced several flight tests, and launch of navigational satellites and space missions for 2014-15. "India joined a handful of countries when it launched the Mars Orbiter Mission. We now have the capability in launch vehicle technology, cryogenics, navigation, meteorological and communication satellites, and are largely self-reliant," he said. "Several flight tests, navigational satellites and space missions are planned for 2014-15," he added. The finance minister made this announcement while presenting the interim budget for the fiscal 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha.