The Indian space agency crossed the double century mark in launching foreign satellites by putting into orbit 29 satellites belonging to overseas customers. The rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle’s (PSLV) put into orbit 29 nano satellites from 14 countries – Austria, Belgium, Britain, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and the US. Also Read - Indian mobile gaming market to shoot up to at least $5 billion by 2025: ReportAlso Read - India's first virtual science lab launched for students: Here's what the govt wants to acheive with it
The rocket’s main cargo was India’s 712 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation with a design life of five years. One of the 30 co-passenger satellites was an India nano satellite NIUSAT. ALSO READ: ISRO launches PSLV-C38 rocket with Cartosat-2 series satellite: Here are 5 key things you need to know
According to S. Rakesh the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Antrix Corp, ISRO has launched 180 foreign satellites excluding Friday’s launch. Antrix Corp is the commercial arm of ISRO. ALSO READ: DDoS attacks decreases Q1 2017, says cyber security firm
ISRO started launching foreign satellites in 1999.