The company is among dozens working on affordable ways to launch nano satellites.
The rocket’s upper stage coasted for some time, reignited to circularize its orbit, and later deployed the nine CubeSats.
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.