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A RUSSIAN SOYUZ ROCKET PROVIDED A RIDE SHARE TO SPACE FOR MORE THAN 70 SATELLITES THIS MORNING

A RUSSIAN SOYUZ ROCKET PROVIDED A RIDE SHARE TO SPACE FOR MORE THAN 70 SATELLITES THIS MORNING A Russian Soyuz rocket launched a whopping 73 satellites into space this morning, sending the spacecraft into three different orbits around Earth. The satellites — ranging from tiny probes the size of a shoebox to a half-ton satellite the size of a car — rode together into space, arranged in a tall tower stacked on top of the rocket. It’s the most amount of satellites a Soyuz has ever put into space at one time. This mission was essentially a rocket ride share, as the satellites belong to various companies and universities.    More



(Source: The Verge - Jul 15)

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