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File: 5ce672338570adb⋯.jpg (171.71 KB, 2048x1363, 2048:1363, 16India-superJumbo.jpg)

 No.514865

India Launches 104 Satellites From a Single Rocket, Ramping Up a Space Race

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

“They have spent months figuring out how to make an adapter, which will release these small babies into space one after another,” said Pallava Bagla, science editor for NDTV, a cable news station. “Now, all of them are in space.”

Wednesday’s launch was being watched closely by firms that place satellites in orbit, because India’s space agency charges substantially less than its competitors in Europe and North America, said C. Uday Bhaskar, the director of the Society for Policy Studies, a public policy research group based in New Delhi.

Eighty-eight of the 104 satellites released on Wednesday were tiny, weighing about 10 pounds. Called Doves, they belong to Planet Labs, a private company based in San Francisco that sells data to governments and commercial entities, and they constituted the largest satellite constellation ever launched into space.

The chairman of the Indian space agency, A. S. Kiran Kumar, has said that commercial fees covered around half of the cost of Wednesday’s mission.

In 2014, India sent a spacecraft to Mars for $74 million, a small fraction of the $671 million the United States spent for a Mars mission that same year, and showing up a regional rival, China, whose own Mars mission failed in 2012.

By charging significantly less to launch satellites into space, India could carve out a niche in the $3 billion to $4 billion market for detailed information about climate, topography and defense, Mr. Bhaskar said.

Robbie Schingler, a former NASA scientist and a co-founder of Planet Labs, described himself as “ecstatic.”

“The sequencing needed to be very precise,” he said. “It worked perfectly and flawlessly.”

Shri G. Madhavan Nair, a former chairman of India’s space program, said newer satellites weigh as little as two pounds, meaning that there is “no limit” to the number that can be launched into space at a time — a trend that he said worried him, as most satellites are operational for only two or three years.

“We are all concerned about space debris,” he said. “After that, it becomes a dead mass floating in space. Personally, I will not recommend such an increase in the number without a practical purpose.

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 No.514870

>>514865

Earth is Flat. Sattellites are Fiction.


 No.514872

>$74 million, a small fraction of the $671 million the United States spent

Have they turned poo into fuel?


 No.514873

>>514872

No anon, it's just that sattellites, "space", etc are totally fake anyway so india decides that just because we're gonna have a pr-op/psyop, doesn't mean we have to pay out our ears.


 No.514875

Anyone have that screen cap fuck u India world power 2020???


 No.514879

>>514875

India is more or less already a world power. It's just that guy who posted that 2020 shit said India would be a superpower instead of a pooperpower.


 No.514886

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>514865

We see rockets today, we might see toilet-trained country tomorrow.


 No.514906

Sleeping tiger of Asia. They will take over US and Europe before cumskins realize it.


 No.514908

>>514906

what's a cumskin?


 No.514920

>>514908

A piece of cuckolded filth.


 No.514933

>>514906

The satellites are Israeli


 No.515132

POO IN SPACE


 No.515210

>>514870

Thank you based Cpt. Obv.


 No.515267

>>514879

India is becoming major superpower.

By 2020 MAJOR SUPERPOWER OF THE WORLD


 No.515827

>>515267

India's space program seems to be growing by leaps and bounds.


 No.515861

>>515827

Thank you friend!


 No.515898

bumping genuine news


 No.515956

anti slide


 No.516043

bumping space news


 No.516053

File: 6879c5f6453bff7⋯.png (137.64 KB, 350x350, 1:1, Naamloos-2.png)

>>514865

POO IN THE LEO, PAJEET


 No.516054

>>516053

GODDAMNIT CARLOS


 No.516063

were they poo satellites?


 No.516105

China's economy is slowing down. India seems poised to outpace them in space development/exploration. Not bad, for a bunch of street shitters.


 No.516146

How were they able to do the launch at a fraction of the cost the U.S. pays? Gotta wonder if in the U.S. the cost isn't due to (((contractors))) lining their (((pockets))) at the expense of the American taxpayer!

Trump will fix this.


 No.516173

anti slide


 No.516675

>>516053

CARLOS, GODVERDOMME!


 No.516690

but where will they poo?


 No.516706

>>516146

>How were they able to do the launch at a fraction of the cost the U.S. pays?

CGI is cheaper without hollywood unions, writers guilds and what have you. Who knows how many billions ended up in hollywood basements and union coffers instead of black budget operations.


 No.517099

>>514870

>>514873

Learn how to spell satellite, you niggers.


 No.517152

bump


 No.517197

anti spam 2809


 No.517262

bumping real news


 No.517302

anti spam pro ham bump


 No.517326

trump bump


 No.517328

>>517326

>>517302

>>517262

>>517197

>>517152

>>516173

>>516043

>>515956

>>515898

what's with the endless amount of obvious bot posts here?


 No.517396

anti slide


 No.517430

>>516105

You will respect the Aryan heritage!


 No.517466

Do they really need this many satellites to give the rest of the world shitty customer service?




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