The Indian Space Research Organization said the nano satellites — those weighing less than 22 pounds — were sent into orbit from southern India
. India's space agency said it successfully launched more than 100 foreign nano satellites into orbit Wednesday aboard a single rocket.( via AP), photo: Indian Space Research Organization, via AP
15 of February 2017 14:33:28
NEW DELHI – India's space agency said it successfully launched more than 100 foreign nano satellites into orbit Wednesday aboard a single rocket.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that the "remarkable feat by ISRO is yet another proud moment for our space scientific community and the nation."India has been striving to become a player in the multibillion-dollar space launch market, and has successfully placed light satellites into orbit in recent years. It hopes to eventually send astronauts into space.In September 2014, India successfully guided a spacecraft into orbit around Mars. Only the United States, the former Soviet Union and the European Space Agency had been able to previously do that.
Spoke to the Secretary, Department of Space and congratulated him & the entire team of scientists on today's exceptional achievement.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 15, 2017