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The space race

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Space is the final frontier and there is a race for it. Many countries are trying to increase their capacity to reach for the stars. The latest move has come from India. Almost a year ago in February 2017, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) had launched 104 satellites on a single PSLV rocket, a world record. The launch on Jan. 19 included a Cartosat-2 Series Earth Observation satellite, along with 30 other micro- and nano-satellites from six different countries.

Meanwhile, lots of private companies joined the race too. I am not talking about Space X alone. Rocket Lab, a California-based start-up, launched three small satellites into orbit from New Zealand over the weekend. It plans to eventually carry out 50 launches per year—almost one every week. Rocket Lab was founded more than 10 years ago by Beck, a New Zealand aerospace engineer. The company’s backers include the United States aerospace giant Lockheed Martin (LMT) and........

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