India launches rocket carrying dozens of satellites
India has launched a rocket carrying dozens of satellites from India and six other countries from its island space center today [Friday].
A. S. Kiran Kumar, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization said the satellites successfully reached orbit after the polar satellite launch vehicle took off from Sriharikota, an island off Andhra Pradesh state in the country's southeast.
Apart from two Indian weather satellites, the rocket carried 28 micro and nano-satellites from Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The last launch of India's first privately built satellite failed in August because of a heat shield problem.