India on Wednesday successfully launched several satellites into space, its space agency said.
According to Indian Space Research Organization, India sent into orbit its earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 commercial nano-satellites from the U.S., Press Trust of India reported.
The launch of the nano-satellites comes after India’s lunar exploration mission — Chandrayaan 2 — crashed before it could land earlier this year.
A 44.4-meter-tall PSLV C47 rocket lifted off at 9:28 a.m. (0358GMT) from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh province of India.
CARTOSAT-3 is ninth in the series of such satellites.
“CARTOSAT-3 was placed into orbit 17 minutes and 46 seconds after lift-off,” the report said.
The nano-satellites were released into orbit at 26 minutes and 56 seconds after liftoff, it added.
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