Indian PSLV rocket lifts off with 104 satellites

Indian PSLV rocket lifts off with 104 satellites

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The PSLV-XL variant rocket standing 44.4 metre tall and weighing 320 ton tore into the morning skies at 9.28 a.m. with a deep throated growl breaking free of the earth's gravitational pull. The earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series weighs 714 kg. The co-passenger satellites comprise 101 nano satellites, one each from Israel, Kazakhstan, The Netherlands, Switzerland, the UAE and 96 from the US, as well as two nano satellites from India. The total weight of all the satellites carried on-board is about 1,378 kg.

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