Isro propels record 20 satellites at one go

India on Wednesday launched a record 20 satellites, the most ever in a single mission in its space programme and the third highest after Russia and NASA. The payload on Isro's workhorse PSLV-C34 included the Cartosat-2 series satellite which will provide regular remote sensing services and multiple-use imagery, 13 American satellites, two from Canada and one each from Germany and Indonesia. Two academic satellites are from Sathyabama University in Chennai and College of Engineering in Pune.

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