ISRO creates World Record by successfully launching 104 satellites


February 15, 2017 10:00 AM


The India Space Research Organization (ISRO) is conducting its mega-launch program on February 15, under which it will set off total 104 satellites to space. As scheduled, the satellites will take off at one go around 9 am from Sriharikota spaceport, Andhra Pradesh on February 15.

ISRO will create history by launching a record of 104 satellites, including 101 from foreign countries, out of which 88 are from the United States and the remaining are from Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. The rest 3 belongs to India itself.

All satellites will be placed in the lower orbit of the earth for monitoring the planet and its ongoing actions.

ISRO will take up its most efficient launcher rocket 'PSLV-C37'- Polar Satellite launch Vehicle for setting the satellites in motion. It’s a 320-tonne rocket which will launch all the satellites with a combined weight of 1,500 kg, including the 650 kg remote-sensing Cartosat-2 and two nano-satellites (IA and IB) weighing 15 kg each.

The launch of 104 satellites will surpass the 37 satellites launch record set in June 2014 and 29 satellites launched by NASA in 2013. The Indian space agency has already launched 20 satellites in one shot in June 2016.

If ISRO succeeds in conducting this mega-launch program, then it will be honored as the only agency to launch the highest number of satellites in one go.

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