Thursday, 16 February 2017

ISRO creates history as PSLV launches 104 satellites in one go

#ISRO ISRO #Space #PSLV-C37 #satellites #India
Indian Space Research Organisation's workhorse rocket PSLV created a record today by launching 104 satellites in a single mission from the space centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or PSLV, in its 39th flight (PSLV-C37), launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation along with 103 co-passenger satellites, together weighing about 664 kg at lift off. 96 out of 104 satellites launched by ISRO were of USA. 

Remember when India launched Mars mission in 2013, The New York Times had made fun of India via cartoon showing an Indian knocking the door of elite space club with his cow? @pgurus