Published on 12/01/2018 9:53:29 AM | Source: IANS
India launches 31 satellites, along with Cartosat-2
India on Friday launched a polar rocket with 31 satellites, including three Indian and 28 of six other nations from its spaceport here.
The 44.4-metre tall Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) roared into a clear sky after a perfect lift-off at 9.29 a.m. after a 28-hour countdown.
The 320-tonne rocket will eject the satellites one-by-one and deploy them into the earth's lower orbit about 17 minutes and 18 seconds after the lift-off.