SunRISE contains six CubeSats which will work together as a large radio telescope.
The intended orbit for the proposed 'lunar gateway' to the Moon & deep space will be tested out by NASA.
The InSight Mars lander's companions WALL-E & EVE were the first CubeSats in deep space.
Currently, Cygnus OA-9 will remain in low Earth orbit for the next two weeks.
These new missions may appear routine, but they represent a revolution in space travel.
InSight will dig deeper into Mars than ever before — nearly 16 feet, or 5 meters — to take the planet’s temperature.
CubeSats are the light-weight satellites, weighing no more than 1.33kg per unit, that can be used for scientific research, earth observation etc.
Former Isro chief says there is a problem with the record breaking PSLV-C37 launch of 104 satellites
Buried in the flood of congratulatory messages that the Isro received after its recent space feat is one discordant note raising some concern.