Indian Rocket Successfully Launches 20 Satellites

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Launch of the Indian PSLV-34 rocket.

At 11:57 p.m. EDT (8:57 a.m. Indian local time) the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) PSLV-34 rocket with 20 satellites onboard flawlessly launched. It was a milestone mission for India as it continues to showcase its developing launch capability.

The primary payload for this missing was India's Cartosat-2, a cartographic imaging satellite.

The secondary payloads also included 19 other small satellites including 12 Doves from Planet Labs based out of the U.S., a satellite for Terra Bella, SkySat Gen2-1, which is owned by Google, two Canadian satellites, two Indian student CubeSats and 1 satellite each from Indonesia and Germany.

Watch a Replay of the Launch

ISRO PSLV-34 Rocket launch Brochure

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