Space Agency of India successfully launched 104 of the satellite with one missile. India beat the current record, the previous record belonged to Russia, which has launched 37 satellites in 2014.
"It's a big deal. It shows the sophistication of the Indian space programme," said Pillai Rajagopalan, head of the nuclear and initiatives for space policy in the Foundation the Observer Research before you start. India, China and Japan have ambitious plans for space exploration in 2017. Smaller powers such as South Korea, also want to participate.
Increased competition in the space sector in Asia are echoes of the space race during the cold war in the mid-20th century. But this is not the only explanation. The pursuit of science and technological development plus the economic and commercial benefits that they bring is also a high factor.
"I have long said that the real race in Asia," says Professor and specialist naval war College in the United States Joan Johnson-Freese. "The recognition of the multifaceted benefits of space exploration and space technology dates back to the Apollo program. Asian countries are following this model and looking for the benefits so far."
To date, India has launched 79 satellites from 21 countries, including from large companies such as Google and Airbus, India has earned at least $157 million, according to the government. In 2016, it has launched 20 satellites at one go, but the launch, which took place on Wednesday was much more challenging.
Load missiles includes 3 Indian satellites and 101 foreign satellites from six countries - the USA, Kazakhstan, Israel, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UAE, in accordance with the Indian space research organization (ISRO). However, India will remain a "small player" in the world if we can not begin to send heavier satellites into orbit.
In the first half of 2018, India plans to launch its second ship on the moon - in 2008, she became the fourth country to put its flag on the moon after the US, Russia and China.
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