• Launched at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C- 37 rocket carried a total of 104 satellites which is the highest till now.

2017-02-15

  • By taking a big leap, India has broken Russia’s world record of launching 37 satellites. USA stands 3rd with the 29 satellites that were launched by NASA.
isroImage Source: ISRO
  • Among the 104 satellites, three satellites were Indian satellites, rest were from foreign countries like America, Netherlands, Israel, UAE & Kazakhstan.
returs3Image Source: Reuters
  • India has three satellites which includes the Cartosat 2 series and other two nano satellites, INS-1A and INS-1B which will be used for conducting experiments.
  • The Carosat 2 will which is used for Earth observation and will help to tackle natural disasters.
prasarbhartiImage Source: PrasarBharti/Twitter
  • This is the fifth satellite in the Cartosat 2 series, the previous ones were Cartosat 2, 2A, 2B and 2C. Cartosat 2C is the one which provided crucial intelligence data for India’s surgical strike last year.
  • The combined weight of all the satellites was 1,378 kg. Notably, the Cartosat alone weighed a massive 714 kg.
retursImage Source: Reuters
  • The mission countdown was the shortest in the history of PSLV missions, it was just of 28 hours.isro4Image Source: ISRO
  • The lift off took place at 9:28 am on 15th February and this was ISRO’s 15th mission 
prasar-bharti                                                             Image Source: PrasarBharti/Twitter
  • It has made every Indian proud!afpImage Source: Google

Congratulations ISRO for creating a world record, way to go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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