Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO) on Wednesday created history by injecting a record 104 satellites into orbit in a single launch. ISRO successfully launched 104 satellites including Cartosat-2 onboard PSLV-C37 at 9:28 AM this morning from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
In a text book launch, the heavy duty rocked blasted off majestically from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre. All the satellites were successfully put into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit.
Exactly 17 minutes of the launch, Cartosat-2 was separated and a minute later the two ISRO nano satellites were put in the intended orbit. Little later the other 101 nano satellites were injected into intended orbit in pairs.
“My hearty congratulations to the ISRO team for this success,” ISRO director Kiran Kumar told scientists who had gathered at the observatory to watch the progress of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the scientists for the successful launch of 104 satellites by ISRO, which created a record previously held by Russia.