Russian company to send 32 satellites into space

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:53

Moscow: Moscow-based operator Kosmotras said Wednesday that it will send a record 32 satellites into space in one launch.

The Dnepr rocket, with a cluster of 32 satellites on board, is to be launched at 11.10 a.m. Thursday from the Yasny-Dombarovsky launch site in Russia`s Orenburg region, Xinhua reported.

Russia is to break the record set by the US Orbital company, who sent 29 satellites into space with a single rocket 0115 GMT Wednesday.

Dnepr is converted from a strategic ballistic missile by Russian and Ukrainian enterprises.

Kosmotras has launched 65 satellites into space with 18 rockets.

IANS

First Published: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:53

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