India has launched 31 satellites with 28 satellites of six other countries France, Canada, Finland, Republic of Korea, UK and USA.
This is a landmark launch in space race of India as this is the 100th satellite launch of the country. The launch, made yesterday in morning time, was done from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The satellites will be kept in two orbits.
It has been reported that Cartosat 2, satellite that is part of 100th satellite is placed into sun synchronous orbit. Yesterday’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) launch was the first launch after the failure in August.
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chief Dr. Kiran Kumar said he was very happy to retire after successful and historic rocket launching. With the collective launch of satellites of other countries, the cost of the launch for India also become low.