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第225期(2017/03/02出刊)

一次送104顆衛星 印度火箭破紀錄

 India's space agency successfully launched 104 foreign nano satellites — those weighing less than 10 kilograms — into orbit on February 15 aboard a single rocket. The record overtook Russia's feat of sending 37 satellites in a single launch in 2014.
 The nano satellites belong to various companies in the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Kazakhstan, 96 of which come from the US.
 India has been striving to become a player in the space launch market, and has successfully placed light satellites into orbit in recent years. It hopes to eventually send astronauts into space.
 In September 2014, India successfully guided a spacecraft into orbit around Mars. Only the United States, the former Soviet Union and the European Space Agency had been able to previously do that.
 
 印度太空中心在二月十五日成功 用一艘火箭一次將一○四顆奈米衛 星(每顆衛星重量不到十公斤)送 入軌道,打破二○一四年俄羅斯的 三十七顆紀錄。
 這些奈米衛星來自其他國家的企 業委託,包括美國、阿拉伯聯合大 公國、以色列、荷蘭、瑞士、哈薩 克等,其中九十六顆來自美國。
 印度一直努力成為太空發射市場 的要角,近年來已成功發射輕型衛 星進入軌道,最終目標是送太空人 上太空。
 印度在二○一四年九月成功發射 一艘太空探測器進入火星軌道。在 此之前,僅有美國、前蘇聯與歐洲 太空中心有能力探測火星。

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