The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched more than 100 satellites into orbit aboard a single rocket ship.
According to ISRO the launch included nano satellites, weighing less than 10 kg. The project had been carried out from a location in southern India. The breakthrough was a record in single-day launches. All 104 satellites were successfully placed in orbit. Earlier Russia has sent 37 satellites into space with single launch in 2014.
ISRO said 96 of the satellites were from customers in the USA, while three were India’s own and the remaining five were from countries in Europe and Asia. India charges less than its competitors in Europe and North America.
The Indian government continues to make huge investments in space technology, which allows the country to provide various services to people living in hard-to-reach areas.
India also seeks to send astronauts into space to narrow the gap in its space rivalry with China. In 2014, India became the fourth country in history to successfully guide a spacecraft into orbit around Mars.
PressTV / AA Magnum News 2017.