ISRO creates history by launching 104 Satellites in one go
- ISRO launched 104 Satellites on a single rocket
- India in now the first country to hold this record
- It about 18 minutes, all the satellites were successfully launched
India’s space agency ISRO has today created history by launching 104 satellites in one go from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. Now, India has become the first country to successfully carry so many satellites in single mission. Notably, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV –C37 is the star of the launch, which has been described as an incredible step for India’s space programme.
Here is what PM Modi Tweeted:
This remarkable feat by @isro is yet another proud moment for our space scientific community and the nation. India salutes our scientists.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 15, 2017
Take a look at Big B’s Tweet
T 2435 – CONGRATULATIONS .. !!! ISRO for the launch of 103 satellites from one PSLV .. a world record ! HOPE ONE DAY WE LAND ON MOON ! pic.twitter.com/yWrmVcIsuR
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 15, 2017
Here are 10 points you need to know about the launch of 104 satellites by ISRO
- All the satellites were launched in space within 18 minutes. They all were travelling at speed of over 27,000 km per hour, which is 40 times the speed of an average passenger airline.
- Did you India’s workhorse rocket PSLV- C37 is on its 39th mission? Notably, among the 104 satellites many belongs to International customers.
- It’s a historic record because India is now the first country to successfully carry so many satellites in one go.
- PSLV-C37 is the heaviest version of the PSLV, weighing about 320 tonnes.
- According to reports, 96 satellites belongs to US and smaller satellites belongs to United Arab Emirates, US, Netherlands, and Israel
- PM Modi congratulated scientists for the successful launch by calling it historic. Apart from him, Big B also congratulated scientists.
- In 2014, Russia had launched 37 satellites in one go.
- Notably, this is ISRO’s second successful attempt after the launch of 23 satellites in a single rocket in June 2015.
- The main passenger is the Earth – mapping Cartosat 2 series satellite, which weighs 714 kg.
- Interestingly, two ISRO –made Nano satellite s belonging to international customers were also launched.