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India: This one rocket will launch 20 satellites into space02:59

India: This one rocket will launch 20 satellites into space

India, Sriharikota
June 21, 2016 at 17:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) began the 48-hour countdown for the launch of a PSLV C34 rocket that will carry 20 satellites into space, Monday. India's previous record, set by a PSLV-C9 rocket, saw the ISRO launch 10 satellites into orbit.

The PSLV C34 was readied at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, ahead of its scheduled lift-off at 09:26 local time (03:56 GMT) on June 22. Workers were seen assembling satellites and the PSLV C34 itself, which was placed on a launcher in readiness for lift-off.

The rocket will launch satellites for India, Germany, Indonesia, the US and Canada, in addition to several for a number of Indian research organisations, including Sathyabama University and Pune's College of Engineering.

Footage courtesy of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

India: This one rocket will launch 20 satellites into space02:59
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) began the 48-hour countdown for the launch of a PSLV C34 rocket that will carry 20 satellites into space, Monday. India's previous record, set by a PSLV-C9 rocket, saw the ISRO launch 10 satellites into orbit.

The PSLV C34 was readied at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, ahead of its scheduled lift-off at 09:26 local time (03:56 GMT) on June 22. Workers were seen assembling satellites and the PSLV C34 itself, which was placed on a launcher in readiness for lift-off.

The rocket will launch satellites for India, Germany, Indonesia, the US and Canada, in addition to several for a number of Indian research organisations, including Sathyabama University and Pune's College of Engineering.

Footage courtesy of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)