India set national record with successful launch of 20 satellites in single mission


INDIA successfully launched a rocket carrying 20 satellites last Wednesday (22), setting a new national record as its famously frugal space agency looks to grab a larger slice of the lucra- tive commercial space market. The rocket blasted off from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota carrying satellites from the US, Germany, Canada and Indonesia, the most in a single Indian mission. Most of the satellites are intended to observe and measure the earth’s atmosphere, while another aims to provide services for amateur radio operators. “Each of these small objects that you are putting into space will carry out their own…

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