India launches 31 satellites, puts Cartosat-2 into orbit

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday deployed a remote sensing Cartosat and 30 other satellites, including 28 from six nations into the earth’s orbitfrom sriharikotta, Andrapradesh.

Of the 31 satellites, three are Indian and the rest are from Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, UK and the US. The Cartosat-2 series would orbit around the Earth for five years.

The latest launch comes nearly five months after the launch of eighth regional national satellite was unsuccessful.