Russian rocket sent record 32 satellites into space.
On November 21, 2013 at 07:10 UTC a Soviet-era "Dnepr” ballistic missile blasted off from southern Russia. The "Dnepr” rocket launched from an underground silo at a space base near Yasny, Russia, a small community in the Orenburg region in the southern part of the country. The rocket orbited 32 satellites for students, corporations and government agencies from 18 countries on five continents. The main payload was DubaiSat-2 and STSAT-3. DubaiSat 2, an Earth observation satellite about the size of a compact car jointly developed by Satrec Initiative of South Korea and the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, or EIAST, an entity of the Dubai government. South Korea's STSAT 3 (Science and Technology Satellite-3) multipurpose satellite was launched with instruments to observe the Milky Way galaxy in infrared and monitor Earth's environment, particularly water pollution. The 150-kilogram spacecraft also has an engineering mission to test out new satellite technologies in orbit. In addition to DubaiSat 2 and STSAT 3, the following satellites were orbited: the US "SkySat-1” made by Skybox Imaging company; WNISAT-1 (Weather News Inc. Satellite-1) belonged to the Japanese Weather News Inc.; the BRITE-PL satellite (BRIght-star Target Explorer - Poland) for astronomic observations; AprizeSat-7 and AprizeSat-8 communication satellites made by US SpaceQuest company in according to the order of Argentian LatinSat (AprizeSat); UniSat-5 (University Satellite-5) made in the Sapienza University of Rome; Delfi-n3Xr (Delfi-Next) satellite made in Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands; the US "Dove-3” and "Dove-4” satellites of Cosmogia Inc.; the UK "Triton-1” satellite; 2 CINEMA (Cubesat for Ion, Neutral, Electron, Magnetic fields) satellites; OPTOS (Optical Nanosatellite) made in the Netherlands by the project of the Spanish National Institute of Aerospace Technology; CubeBug-2 (Capitan Beto and Manolito) belonged to Argentina; the GOMX-1 satellite belonged to Danish GOMSpace; NEE-02 ‘Krysaor’ Ecuador’s satellite; FUNcube-1 British satellite; HiNCube (Høgskolen i Narvik CubeSat) made by Nowegian students; ZACUBE-1 (South Africa CubeSat-1); ICube-1 made by Pakistan; HumSat-D made by Spain; PUCP-SAT-1, the first satellite of Peru; First-MOVE (First Munich Orbital Verification Experiment) made in University of Technology, Munich; UWE-3 (University of Würzburg's Experimental) German satellite; VELOX-P-2 made in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; BeakerSat-1 (Eagle-1) and SWESat (Eagle-2) satellites made in Morehead State University, USA; QubeScout-S1 made in the University of Maryland, USA; the German "Wren” satellite; the Pocket-PUCP 127-gram satellite made in Catholic University of Peru; BPA-3 (Block promising avionics -3) Ukraine’s satellite.