India has created history by successfully launching 104 satellites on a single mission, overtaking the previous record of 37 satellites launched by Russia in 2014. All but three of the satellites are from foreign countries, most of them – 96 – from the United States. These are small-size satellites. The launch took place at the Satish Dhawan Space Center on the island Sriharikota in the Bay of Bengal in eastern India. Experts say this launch can be called historic not only for the number of satellites, but also because India has shown its ambition to become a key player on the space exploration market.