India launches 31 satellites in single mission
India’s space agency launched 31 satellites into two different orbits on Friday.
The mission also included the country’s 100th satellite “Cartosat 2”, for earth observation.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) used its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle for the lift-off from the Satish Dhawan spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.
Apart from the Indian satellites, the rocket also carried micro and nano-satellites from Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, the UK and the US.
The mission comes four months after a similar rocket failed because of a heat shield problem.