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Today, a four-stage Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle will blast off from India's southern spaceport with 104 satellites on board. Should all go well, the Indian Space Research Organisation will establish a new satellite delivery record for a single mission — and by a long shot.

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Optus owns and maintains the largest fleet of satellites across Australia, but at the same time the number-two telco can't rival its larger competitor Telstra for mobile network coverage in rural and remote parts of Australia. It makes sense, then, for Optus to boost its coverage in black spots using a series of small cells — lower-powered portable radio nodes that are much easier to install than a full mobile tower — that connect to its satellite network. And that's exactly what the company is doing.