Thursday, February 16, 2017

Watch incredible footage of 88 satellites from historic launch enter orbit


A new video shows a flock of 88 tiny satellites stretching their wings in space for the first time on Tuesday. 

They were part of a launch that put a record-breaking 104 satellites into orbit at once. 

The 88 Dove satellites were manufactured by private Earth-imaging company Planet, which used a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) from the Indian Space Research Organization to get the job done. 

The rocket's onboard camera captured a beautiful video of at least some of the Doves deploying after launch. 

All of the little satellites are happy and healthy in orbit, according to Planet, and soon enough, we should start seeing their special views of Earth. Read more...

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