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India to launch 104 satellites and break world record

Staff Writer | February 14, 2017
According to the Indian Space Research Organization, a government agency, the country is expected to launch 104 satellites into space on Wednesday.
PSLV
Exploration   Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
It will be using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, or PSLV, The Times of India reported. India has a history of launching multiple satellites.

The country launched 20 satellites simultaneously in 2016 and has sent into space 79 satellites from 21 countries, CNN reported Monday.

Companies like Google and Airbus have requested India launch satellites on their behalf. The satellite business has provided $157 million in income, according to Indian government statistics.

The world record in satellite launches is currently held by Russia, when it sent 37 satellites into orbit in 2014.


 

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