India fired off a rocket carrying seven satellites developed by various countries into space on Monday. The Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle(PSLV) blasted off at 7:31 a.m from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India, on a mission to deliver its muti-national payloads into Earth orbit.
The rocket was equipped with two Canadian satellites, two Austrian satellites, one from Denmark, one from Britain, and one Indo-French satellite that will monitor the Earth’s climate activity.
An asteroid-alerting satellite developed by Canada that is the only space telescope dedicated to searching for asteroids was part of the payload. The asteroid orbiter will be on the alert for debris that might hit Earth.