On 15th February 2017, Indian Space Research Organization has successfully launched 104 satellites. ISRO has set a new record in satellite launches in space. It took place in Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. ISRO’s first space mission of the year 2017 was the most difficult mission they have ever carried out till date.

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)

ISRO stated that Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)’s 39th flight was launched on Tuesday after the Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board gave its approval for lift off.

This mission included 101 international nano satellites with PSLV-C37/Cartosat2 Series satellite (Cartosat-2). Two of its own nano satellites named as INS-1A and INS-1B were also launched.

Initially 714kg Cartosat -2 series satellite was launched for earth observation, which was followed by the INS-1A and INS-1B. It then went on to inject 103 co-passenger satellites, together weighing about 664 kg, in pairs.

ISRO scientists used the XL Variant – the most powerful rocket – earlier used in the ambitious Chandrayaan.

Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitated the Indian space agency on Twitter.


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