India sends 20 satellites into orbit in historic launch

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India successfully launched a record 20 satellites aboard its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket late on Tuesday, marking another milestone for the country’s burgeoning space program. PSLV C-34 launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 9:26 a.m. local time Wednesday (11:56 p.m. ET Tuesday), carrying India’s Cartosat-2 earth observation satellite, two satellites from Indian universities and a haul of satellites from countries including the U.S., Germany, Canada and Indonesia. The satellites reportedly include SkySat Gen2-1, which was made by Google. The country’s previous largest single launch was in 2008 when 10 satellites were sent into low Earth orbits, according to The Times of India. The flight was the 36th for India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle program. The total weight of the 20 satellites is 2,840 pounds, according to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Read More: Fox News

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