Indian Space Research Organisation makes world record by launching 104 satellites in a single rocket from the spaceport in Sriharikota on Wednesday. ISRO breaks the earlier record of the launch of 39 satellites by the Russian Space Agency.
ISRO Satellites launch was an achievement across the country. The Space agency made the India Proud, and it was praised by President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Narendra Modi, Amitabh Bachchan and other famous persons.
It is the first launch by the ISRO in 2017 and three more launches are planned for the first half of this year. The space agency’s trusted workhorse PSLV-C37 took off in the morning at 9:28 am from Sriharikota space centre with 104 satellites among them 101 satellites belongs to international customers.
104 satellites were released into space within 18 minutes, each traveling at the speed of over 27,000 km per hour which is 40 times the speed of an average passenger airline. 96 of the satellites belong to the US, and the smaller satellites belong to the US, Isreal, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Arab.
90 small satellites named ‘Doves’ belong to Planet Inc, the San Francisco-based company. The Dove constellation will be used to image the earth at low cost.
This is the heaviest version of the PSLV which weighing about 320 tons at lift-off and standing tall at 44.4 meters.
This day shall go down as a landmark in the history of our space programme #PresidentMukherjee
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) February 15, 2017
This remarkable feat by @isro is yet another proud moment for our space scientific community and the nation. India salutes our scientists.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 15, 2017
— Jayant Sinha (@jayantsinha) February 15, 2017
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) February 15, 2017
proud to be an INdian https://t.co/VteCWI9g8w
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 15, 2017
— Jagan Rajagopalan (@jaganrblr) February 15, 2017
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 15, 2017