Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has created a new record after successfully launching 104 Satellites in a single go without any causality at Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
Previously the records were created by Russia which launched 37 satellites in a single go in the year 2014 followed by USA’s NASA which launched 29 Satellites.
About the Rocket:
The vehicle used in this mission is a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37, which stands 44.4 meters tall and weighs 320 ton on its 39th mission. The rocket is XL class which is highest and most powerful in its segment. The rocket carried 104 satellites at the same which weighted about 1378 Kilograms. The same vehicle was earlier used in ambitious projects Chandrayaan and Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).
The rocket was launched on 15th February at 9.38 AM IST.
Out of 104 satellites, 101 satellites belonged to the international customer. In which, 96 of them belong to the USA and the rest belong to the nations like Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland, and UAE. The international satellites were launched through ANTRIX Corporation Ltd, the commercial part of ISRO.
The Primary Satellite Cartosat-2 will provide remote sensing services. Images sent by it will be useful for coastal land use and regulation, road network monitoring, distribution of water and creation of land use maps, among others.
The remaining two nano satellites belong to India namely INS 1A and INS1B. The INS (Indian Nano-Satellite) carries a total of four different payloads from Space Applications Centre (SAC) and Laboratory for Electro-Optics Systems (LEOS) of ISRO for conducting various experiments.
INS-1A carries Surface Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function Radiometer and INS-1B carries Earth Exosphere Lyman Alpha Analyzer as payloads.
At 10 AM, ISRO chairman AS Kiran Kumar declared “All 104 satellites successfully placed in orbit. My hearty congratulations to the entire ISRO team for the wonderful job.”
After the success of such remarkable work President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukharjee and the Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO on Twitter.
As the scientist rejoices the moment, Ajay Lele, Head Scientist of ISRO said: “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 17 Th minute followed soon by two nano satellites by India. Later 96 satellites will be placed in their orbits.”
This is a very proud moment for India as ISRO is making trademark successes in space organizations. We IndianCEO congratulate ISRO and all Indian on this remarkable success. Read more ISRO NEWS.