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India sends 20 satellites into orbit in historic launch

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India sends 20 satellites into orbit in historic launch

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...

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