Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) workhorse rocket PSLV created a record today by launching 104 satellites in a single mission from the space centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
India has become the first country to successfully carry so many satellites in a single mission.
Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or PSLV, in its 39th flight (PSLV-C37), launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation along with 103 co-passenger satellites, together weighing about 664 kg at lift off.
PM Narendra Modi congratulated the scientists for successful launch, saying “this remarkable feat has made India proud”.
In 2014, the Russian Space Agency has launched 37 satellites in one go.
This is ISRO’s second successful attempt after the launch of 23 satellites in a single rocket in June 2015.