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ISRO to launch 31 satellites in a single mission

ISRO to launch 31 satellites in a single mission

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is continuing to stride forward in the space technology field.

On Friday, ISRO announced that, on January 10th, 2018, it would launch 31 satellites in a single mission, onboard its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

This group of 31 satellites includes the Cartosat-2 series earth observation satellite, which has advanced remote sensing that can provide high-resolution scene-specific spot imagery.

This imagery can be used for many things, including urban and rural applications, the use and regulation of coastal land, cartographic applications, and monitoring of road networks.

The Press Trust of India has stated that the mission will also include 28 nano-satellites from other countries, including Finland and the United States. There will also be one micro-satellite and one nano-satellite from India in this mission.

In August of last year, the navigation satellite IRNSS-1H was launched without success. Therefore, this mission will be the first PSLV mission to be launched after the failure that happened earlier this year.

The Cartosat-2 series earth observation satellite will be the main payload of this mission. It will take off from the spaceport in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, a barrier island which is located about 100 kilometers from Chennai.

Recently, ISRO has been praised for its delivery of quality products at lower costs. Up until June of 2017, ISRO had launched 278 satellites into space, which was done using locally-developed launch vehicles.

Additionally, ISRO set a world record earlier last year when it launched a total of 104 satellites in a single launch. This launch almost tripled the previous world record for the number of satellites launched in a single day.

Now, with this new PSLV mission launching soon, India is continuing to show its promise as an important player in space technology.

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