India creating History, Today at 9:28am ISRO (Indian space Research Organisation) sets world record by launching 104 satellites in one go, in sriharikota Andhra Pradesh.
- Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Created history by successfully launching 104 satellites in one go. The launch saw PSLV-C37 pushing mind boggling 104 satellites into orbit.
- Among 104 satellites, 96 were provided by America and one each from Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. And two nano satellites were provided by India named INS-1A and INS-1B were developed as co-passenger satellites, weighing a total of around 1,378 kg, to accompany bigger satellites on PSLV.
- The activity took place today at space centre at Sriharikota Andhra Pradesh. The most important thing about the launch was number of satellites carried by a rocket. Compared to successful launch by the Russian Space Agency launching 37 satellites in one go.
- This mission was ISRO's second successful attempt after launching 23 satellites in one go in June 2015. PSLV first launched the 714 kg CARTOSAT-2 Series satellite for earth observation and then injected the 103 co-passenger satellites, together weighing about 664 kg at lift-off into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit, about 520 km from Earth. ISRO scientists have used the XL Variant — the most powerful rocket — earlier used in the ambitious Chandrayaan and during the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).
- This is the highest number of satellites ever launched in a single mission. That sets the world record.
- This is a significant step for India. This entire launch will last for 28 minutes. It is a four stage mission. The first satellite will go in the 17th minute followed soon by two nano satellites by India. Later 96 satellites will be placed in their orbits," said Ajay Lele of ISRO.
- ISRO has confirmed that all the 104 satellites were successfully separated from the launch vehicle and are being placed into their respective orbits.
- India has now become the first country to set a world record by launching 104 satellites in a single mission.
- After the launch, PM Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO team for successful launch of 104 satellites: space agency chief A S Kiran Kumar.