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ISRO's Longest Mission - Rocket with 8 Satellite Lifts off

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on 26 September 2016 successfully launched eight satellites in two different orbits in a single mission. 
•    Three smaller payloads from Algeria: Alsat-1B 103 kg, Alsat-2B 110 kg and Alsat Nano 7 kg.
•    One from US: Pathfinder-1 of 44 kg. It is a high resolution imaging microsatellite and is owned by BlackSky.
•    One from Canada: NLS-19 of 8 kg developed at University of Toronto, Canada. It is a nano-satellite to experiment reduction of space debris.
•    The other two satellites are from India and they are
•    Pratham: A student-satellite of the IIT, Bombay. 
•    PISAT: It is developed by a consortium-led by the PES University in Bengaluru. 
•    The two Universities/Academic Institute Satellites and the five foreign satellites were placed into a 670 km polar orbit. 
•    This was the first mission of PSLV in which launched its payloads into two different orbits. 


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