India blasts 104 satellites into orbit aboard one rocket

India’s space agency said today it had launched 104 satellites from a single rocket, crushing the previous record of 37 satellites from a single rocket by the Russian space agency in 2014.

The rocket – India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), also known as Cartosat-2 –is a four-stage rocket that India has used for a variety of missions since 1993. This was its 39th flight.

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One major challenge for launching CubeSat involves precisely ejecting them from the space craft at exactly the right time and space to avoid collisions.

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