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Isro's PSLV-C40 successfully places 31 satellites in two different orbits

PSLV-C40 placed 31 satellites -- Cartosat-2 Series, Microsat, 28 foreign nanosatellites and an Indian nanosatellite -- in orbits

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PSLV-C40 carrying Cartosat series, along with 30 other satellites, lifts off from the Sriharikota launch pad, on Friday. The lift-off marks ISRO’s 100th launch | Photo: PTI

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has started the new year with a successful note by successfully launching PSLV-C40, which was carrying India's earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 along with 30 nano satellites. The foreign statellites belong to Canada, Finland, France, Korea, UK and USA. Isro's chairman designate K Sivan said that today's launch is a green flag for some of the important launches including Chandrayaan-2, GSLV MK-II among others in 2018. A S Kiran Kumar, chairman, Isro said, "Isro is starting 2018 with the successful launch of ...