Tuesday, April 29, 2008
India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) put up 10 satellites in a so-far flawless mission launched yesterday. It was the 13th flight of the PSLV, whose main payload was an Indian remote sensing satellite, the 690-kilogram Cartosat-2A. Accompanying the main payload were an 83-kilogram Indian mini-satellite and an international flotilla of eight nanosatellites, with masses from three to 16 kg, provided by institutions in Japan, Canada, and Europe. The 10 satellites add up to a record for a successful launch.