Video: Watch 104 satellites being thrown into orbit
An Indian PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket put 104 satellites into orbit yesterday. (See previous posting.) These include 88 smallsats for the earth observation company Planet, 8 smallsats for Spire, which is doing maritime tracking and weather measurements, and 1 for SpacePharma, which has a miniature laboratory on its satellite for carrying out microgravity experiments.
This video shows the launch and then provides some amazing views of the satellites being deployed into orbit: