NEW DELHI, 12 January (BelTA - Xinhua) - India on Friday successfully launched 31 satellites on a single mission from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota, officials said.
The satellies, including the country's 100th satellite Cartosat (earth observation satellite), were launched by state-owned Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) aboard its trusted workhorse Polar Launch Satellite Vehicle (PSLV) at 9.28 a.m. local time (0358 GMT).
The lift-off has been successful, ISRO officials told the media.
The Cartosat is essentially a remote sensing satellite, equipped with panchromatic and multi-spectral cameras and has a shelf life of five years.
Apart from Cartosat, other satellites comprise one micro and nano satellite each from India as well as three micro and 25 nanosatellites from six countries - Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, Britain and the United States.More about Society