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The Asian country of India has set a new world record by launching 100 satellites aboard a single rocket into space.
The Indian Space Research Organisation, the Indian replica of NASA, set the record on Valentine's Day (February 14th) when one of its PSLV rockets successfully launched 104 satellites into orbit.
According to Engadget, onboard the rocket were 88 "Dove" mini-satellites from Planet, a US-based private imaging service, India's Cartosat 2D high-resolution imaging satellite, and 15 others from other countries.
The 4-inch by 12-inch satellites are reported to have reached space and would enter into a Sun-synchronous orbit, which would have them circling the poles. Further, they'd begin collecting standardized images of the Earth's surface after proper calibration from ground stations and control centers.
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