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India launches record 104 satellites at one go

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 00:37

India launches more than a hundred satellites in a single mission.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 (ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) India successfully launched 104 satellites in a single mission on Wednesday (February 15), setting what its space agency says is a world record of launching the most satellites at one go. Of the 104, 101 are foreign satellites to serve international customers as the South Asian nation seeks a bigger share of the $300 billion global space industry. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his congratulations on the launch conducted by the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) that went off smoothly and was carried live on national TV news channels. Modi is bullish on India's space programme and has repeatedly praised the efforts of scientists who, three years ago, pulled off a low-cost mission to send a probe to orbit Mars that succeeded at the first attempt..

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India launches record 104 satellites at one go

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 00:37