India records space century The PSLV blasts off from south India
Eastern Eye Staff
INDIA cemented its place as a global player in the private space market after successfully placing a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit last Wednesday (15). In the latest triumph for the country’s famously frugal space programme, the rocket took off at 9:28am (0358 GMT) and cruised at a speed of 27,000km (16,777 miles) per hour, ejecting all the 104 satellites into orbit in around 30 minutes, according to India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Celebrations erupted among scientists at the southern spaceport of Sriharikota as the head of ISRO announced that all the satellites had been ejected…
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