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India emerges as 'key player' in global space race: International media

PSLV-C37 injected India's weather observation Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 103 nano satellites

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Space agency ISRO successfully launched a record 104 satellites, including India’s earth observation satellite on-board PSLV-C37 series from the spaceport of Sriharikota on Wednesday. (Photo: PTI)

has emerged as a "key player" in a growing global commercial market for space - based surveillance and communication, world media commented on Wednesday after the country scripted history by successfully launching 104 satellites using a single rocket.

Isro's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on Tuesday injected India's weather observation Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 103 satellites, including 96 from the US, into orbit after a textbook lift-off from space centre.



The launch was "another success for the Indian Space Research Organisation, which is rapidly gaining a reputation globally for its effective yet low-cost missions," The Post said, noting that has already sent up dozens of satellites, including 20 at once last year.

The New York Times said that by sending a flock of 104 satellites into space within minutes, nearly tripling the previous record for single-day satellite launches and establishing as a "key player" in a growing commercial market for space-based surveillance and communication.

"The launch was high-risk because the satellites, released in rapid-fire fashion every few seconds from a single rocket as it travelled at 17,000 miles an hour, could collide with one another in space if ejected into the wrong path," the paper noted.

"Forget the US versus Russia. The real space race is taking place in Asia," CNN commented.

London's Times newspaper reported that by today's feat, has reinforced its ambition to join the elite space- faring nations.

Many of India's landmark missions have cost far less than their equivalents in Russia, Europe and the US. Isro's Mars mission cost $73 million, compared with Nasa's Maven Mars launch, which came in at $671 million, the British paper pointed out.

UK's Guardian newspaper, commented that the record- breaking space launch will help to cement its place as a serious player in the burgeoning private space market.

"India, which became just the sixth nation to launch its own rocket in 1980, has long made space research a priority. The Indian government has increased the budget for its space programme this year and also announced plans to send a mission to Venus," the British paper said.

The BBC, quoting observers, said today's space success was a "sign that is emerging as a major player in the multi-billion dollar space market."

"The successful launch is yet another feather in the cap of India's ambitious space programme that has earned a reputation of offering a reliable low cost alternative to existing international players," it said.

Over the past two decades, has become a key player in the lucrative commercial space market offering a low-cost alternative, the British public broadcaster said.

China's state-run media took note of India's success in the space sector.

"created history by successfully launching 104 satellites in a single space mission, breaking the previous record of 37 satellites launched by Russia in 2014, Xinhua news agency reported.

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India emerges as 'key player' in global space race: International media

PSLV-C37 injected India's weather observation Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 103 nano satellites

PSLV-C37 injected India's weather observation Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 103 nano satellites has emerged as a "key player" in a growing global commercial market for space - based surveillance and communication, world media commented on Wednesday after the country scripted history by successfully launching 104 satellites using a single rocket.

Isro's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on Tuesday injected India's weather observation Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 103 satellites, including 96 from the US, into orbit after a textbook lift-off from space centre.

The launch was "another success for the Indian Space Research Organisation, which is rapidly gaining a reputation globally for its effective yet low-cost missions," The Post said, noting that has already sent up dozens of satellites, including 20 at once last year.

The New York Times said that by sending a flock of 104 satellites into space within minutes, nearly tripling the previous record for single-day satellite launches and establishing as a "key player" in a growing commercial market for space-based surveillance and communication.

"The launch was high-risk because the satellites, released in rapid-fire fashion every few seconds from a single rocket as it travelled at 17,000 miles an hour, could collide with one another in space if ejected into the wrong path," the paper noted.

"Forget the US versus Russia. The real space race is taking place in Asia," CNN commented.

London's Times newspaper reported that by today's feat, has reinforced its ambition to join the elite space- faring nations.

Many of India's landmark missions have cost far less than their equivalents in Russia, Europe and the US. Isro's Mars mission cost $73 million, compared with Nasa's Maven Mars launch, which came in at $671 million, the British paper pointed out.

UK's Guardian newspaper, commented that the record- breaking space launch will help to cement its place as a serious player in the burgeoning private space market.

"India, which became just the sixth nation to launch its own rocket in 1980, has long made space research a priority. The Indian government has increased the budget for its space programme this year and also announced plans to send a mission to Venus," the British paper said.

The BBC, quoting observers, said today's space success was a "sign that is emerging as a major player in the multi-billion dollar space market."

"The successful launch is yet another feather in the cap of India's ambitious space programme that has earned a reputation of offering a reliable low cost alternative to existing international players," it said.

Over the past two decades, has become a key player in the lucrative commercial space market offering a low-cost alternative, the British public broadcaster said.

China's state-run media took note of India's success in the space sector.

"created history by successfully launching 104 satellites in a single space mission, breaking the previous record of 37 satellites launched by Russia in 2014, Xinhua news agency reported.
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India emerges as 'key player' in global space race: International media

PSLV-C37 injected India's weather observation Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 103 nano satellites

has emerged as a "key player" in a growing global commercial market for space - based surveillance and communication, world media commented on Wednesday after the country scripted history by successfully launching 104 satellites using a single rocket.

Isro's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on Tuesday injected India's weather observation Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 103 satellites, including 96 from the US, into orbit after a textbook lift-off from space centre.

The launch was "another success for the Indian Space Research Organisation, which is rapidly gaining a reputation globally for its effective yet low-cost missions," The Post said, noting that has already sent up dozens of satellites, including 20 at once last year.

The New York Times said that by sending a flock of 104 satellites into space within minutes, nearly tripling the previous record for single-day satellite launches and establishing as a "key player" in a growing commercial market for space-based surveillance and communication.

"The launch was high-risk because the satellites, released in rapid-fire fashion every few seconds from a single rocket as it travelled at 17,000 miles an hour, could collide with one another in space if ejected into the wrong path," the paper noted.

"Forget the US versus Russia. The real space race is taking place in Asia," CNN commented.

London's Times newspaper reported that by today's feat, has reinforced its ambition to join the elite space- faring nations.

Many of India's landmark missions have cost far less than their equivalents in Russia, Europe and the US. Isro's Mars mission cost $73 million, compared with Nasa's Maven Mars launch, which came in at $671 million, the British paper pointed out.

UK's Guardian newspaper, commented that the record- breaking space launch will help to cement its place as a serious player in the burgeoning private space market.

"India, which became just the sixth nation to launch its own rocket in 1980, has long made space research a priority. The Indian government has increased the budget for its space programme this year and also announced plans to send a mission to Venus," the British paper said.

The BBC, quoting observers, said today's space success was a "sign that is emerging as a major player in the multi-billion dollar space market."

"The successful launch is yet another feather in the cap of India's ambitious space programme that has earned a reputation of offering a reliable low cost alternative to existing international players," it said.

Over the past two decades, has become a key player in the lucrative commercial space market offering a low-cost alternative, the British public broadcaster said.

China's state-run media took note of India's success in the space sector.

"created history by successfully launching 104 satellites in a single space mission, breaking the previous record of 37 satellites launched by Russia in 2014, Xinhua news agency reported.

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