World Record: ISRO successfully launches record 104 satellites
Setting a world record Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a PSLV carrying 104 satellites on (15 Feb. 2017) Wednesday. ISRO has been paving the way for space technology and slowly the world is sitting up and noticing its giant efforts in the space sector. ISRO has been a pioneer in technological innovation where it has had developed software in cheaper and affordable ways.
“India now becomes the first country to script history after launching the 104 satellites in a single rocket”, said an official.
Of the 104 satellites, 101 satellites were from international clients. Of the 101 international co-passenger nano-satellites, 96 are from the US, and one each from Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. The weight of all the satellites at launch totals 1,378 kg.
The countdown for the launch of PSLV-C37/Cartosat2 Series satellite mission began at 5:28 AM soon after the Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board gave its approval for lift off, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated ISRO for the “successful launch of PSLV-C37 and CARTOSAT satellite together with 103 nano satellites!”. “This remarkable feat by @isro is yet another proud moment for our space scientific community and the nation. India salutes our scientists,” PM Modi tweeted.