ISRO creates world record, launches 104 satellites
Sriharikota, Feb 15: On Wednesday, ISRO created a world record by launching 104 satellites in a single flight of PSLVC 37 from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
ISRO not just broke Russia's record, but also its own record. ISRO sucessfully launched PSLVC 37. The entire launch lasted for about 28 minutes.
PSLV-C37 / Cartosat -2 Series Mission Successfully Launched all 104 Satellites— ISRO (@isro) February 15, 2017
"One hundred and four satellites have been put into orbit," ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said soon after the launch, congratulating the space agency's team on its success.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated ISRO for the achievement.
I urge ISRO to continue to strive for the progress of our space capabilities #PresidentMukherjee— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) February 15, 2017
Spoke to the Secretary, Department of Space and congratulated him & the entire team of scientists on today's exceptional achievement.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 15, 2017
With this launch, India becomes the first country to launch more than 100 satellites under single mission. The 104 satellites will be carried by ISRO's workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37, which will be going on its 39th mission.
PSLV-C37 / Cartosat-2 series Mission Lift off Normal as expected.— ISRO (@isro) February 15, 2017
The satellites were blasted off from the SDSC SHAR Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh moments ago.