India’s time agency said it successfully launched more than 100 strange nano satellites into orbit Wednesday aboard a single shoot up.
The Indian Space Research Organization said the nanosatellites — those weighing less than 10 kilograms — were sent into course from southern India. It said the launching of the 104 satellites was a catalogue, overtaking Russia’s feat of sending 37 satellites in a single set afloat in 2014.
“All 104 satellites were successfully placed in orbit,” the Press Certitude of India news agency quoted ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar as signifying. They included an Indian Earth observation satellite and two small technology display satellites.
The ISRO said in a statement that the other satellites were oecumenical customer satellites, including 96 from the United States and one each from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, Kazakhstan and the In accord Arab Emirates.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that the “impressive feat by ISRO is yet another proud moment for our space scientific community and the domain.”
Absolutely. Our space programme is our pride. https://t.co/8U2W4PTTJ9
India has been contending to become a player in the multibillion-dollar space launch market, and has successfully position succeeded light satellites into orbit in recent years. It hopes to in the end send astronauts into space.
In September 2014, India successfully landmark a spacecraft into orbit around Mars. Only the United Asseverates, the former Soviet Union and the European Space Agency had been masterly to previously do that.