ISRO Sets New World Record By Launching 104 Satellites On One Rocket

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For a long time now the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been making sure that we are always awe struck by their work. ISRO also was going to try and break the record of the maximum number of satellites launched in one rocket. On Wednesday, they have very easily set the new record for the same. ISRO successfully launched 104 satellites on one rocket, setting a new world record.

ISRO had a record earlier that stood at launching 20 satellites at one go on one rocket.

 The highest number of satellites ever launched in a single mission was 37, a record that Russia had set in the late 2014. The US space agency, NASA had launched 29 satellites in one single mission in one rocket.

India just broke all these records. Feel proud yet? India has actually set such a record, that is now very difficult to break by any other space agency.

What was it exactly?

The scientists at ISRO have used the XL Variant of the most powerful rocket PSLV which was earlier used in the ever so famous Chandrayaan and also during the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).

 The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its 39th flight (PSLV-C37), launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation along with 103 co-passenger satellites.

The basic satellite, which from the Cartosat-2 Series, will be very similar to the four basic satellites in the Cartosat-2 series. After it becomes fully functional and operational, this will provide even images which will be useful for taking land, water body images that can help us determine the exact area of all these land masses. The Cartosat-2 Series satellite has a mission life of five years.

Proud Indians

All the eminent personalities in India were very proud and these tweets surely show that. You are a proud Indian as well? Make sure you tell us in the comments just how proud you are!

 

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