Today i.e. 15th February, It is going to be a historic day and a very proud moment for every Indian as Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is going to launch record 104 satellites today in a single mission from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-37.
Try to watch it live as this kind of proud moment do not knock our door every day to make us feel proud of being an INDIAN!
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) scripted history again by launching a record 104 satellites from seven different countries in a single mission on Wednesday.
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying the 104 satellites lifted off from the Sriharikota launch pad in Andhra Pradesh at 9.28 am today. The figure surpasses ISRO’s personal best of sending up 20 satellites in one go. Till now, Russia held the record of launching the highest number of satellites (37) in a single mission in 2014.
Why is the launch significant for India?
India smashes all the previous records by sending the highest number of satellites to space in one mission.
The PSLV-C37 rocket is carrying an India Cartosat-2 series satellite that will be used for producing high-resolution images of the Indian landmass. It also carried two other Indian nano satellites — INS-1A and INS-1B.
The satellites belonging to international customers are being launched as part of the arrangement by Antrix Corporation Ltd (ANTRIX) the commercial arm of the ISRO.
The primary satellite of the mission is the Cartosat-2. Images sent by this satellite will be used coastal land use and regulation, road network monitoring, distribution of water and creation of land use maps, among others. The Cartosat-2 Series has a mission life of five years.