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India launches world record 104 satellites into space in single mission

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India launches world record 104 satellites into space in single mission

'This is a great moment for each and everyone of us. Today we have created history'

 

India has successfully launched 104 satellites in a single mission, setting what its space agency says is a world record of launching the most satellites at one go.

Of the 104, 101 are foreign satellites to serve international customers as the South Asian nation seeks a bigger share of the $300 billion global space industry.

“This is a great moment for each and everyone of us. Today we have created history,” said B. Jayakumar, the project’s director.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his congratulations on the launch conducted by the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) that went off smoothly and was carried live on national TV news channels.

“This remarkable feat by ISRO is yet another proud moment for our space scientific community and the nation,” he said. “India salutes our scientists.”

Modi is bullish on India's space programme and has repeatedly praised the efforts of scientists who three years ago pulled off a low-cost mission to send a probe to orbit Mars that succeeded at the first attempt.

ISRO's low prices attracted international customers to launch 75 satellites last year from Sriharikota in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.

The launch of PSLV-C37 in a single payload – including the Cartosat-2 series and 103 co-passenger satellites – together weighed over 650 kg (1,433 lb).

Out of 101 nano-satellites, 96 were from the United States and one each from Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-isro-104-satellites-launch-space-agency-world-record-single-industry-a7580871.html

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Most of these satellites are foreign to Indians. Personally Daas could care less about them s*iting like Kuttas. Also I am surprised that Kazakhstan has satellites considered their culture is even more barbaric by nature compared to even other Muslims (they make Muhammad look like some compassionate king) as well as India.

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5 minutes ago, Jacfsing2 said:

Most of these satellites are foreign to Indians. Personally Daas could care less about them s*iting like Kuttas. Also I am surprised that Kazakhstan has satellites considered their culture is even more barbaric by nature compared to even other Muslims (they make Muhammad look like some compassionate king) as well as India.

I think this gives an indication of where India is trying to get in terms of the global economy. High tech. It says a lot that western nations are using Indian tech to get their satellites in the skies. They've probably saved themselves millions if not billions in doing so. 

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