Manila Bulletin

In­dia puts record 104 satel­lites into or­bit


SRI­HARIKOTA, In­dia (AFP) – In­dia suc­cess­fully put a record 104 satel­lites from a sin­gle rocket into or­bit on Wed­nes­day in the lat­est tri­umph for its fa­mously fru­gal space agency. Sci­en­tists who were at the launch in the south­ern space­port of Sri­harikota burst into ap­plause as the head of In­dia's Space Re­search Or­gan­i­sa­tion (ISRO) an­nounced all the satel­lites had been ejected. ''My hearty con­grat­u­la­tions to the ISRO team for this suc­cess,'' the agency's di­rec­tor Kiran Ku­mar told those gath­ered in an ob­ser­va­tory to track the progress of the Po­lar Satel­lite Launch Ve­hi­cle (PSLV).

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