India launched 20 satellites in 26 minutes

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by Plazma Inferno!, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) just sent 20 satellites into orbit with one launch, marking the largest satellite launch in the space agency’s history.
    Their previous record was 10 satellites delivered with one mission, and this latest accomplishment takes them a lot closer to the delivery rates of NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency, solidifying India's place in the global space market.
    Out of the 20 satellites, 17 were commercial, so used by companies to help us do things like get better TV signals or weather forecasts. The main cargo, though, was the ISRO’s 725.5-kilogram (1,599-pound) Cartosat-2 - a satellite used for earth observation much like NASA’s Landsat program.
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