The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has created history by injecting a record 104 satellites into orbit in a single launch. ISRO successfully launched 104 satellites including Cartosat-2 onboard Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal have congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of PSLV-C37.
“Congratulations to @isro for the successful launch of PSLV-C37 and CARTOSAT satellite together with 103 nano satellites!,” Modi said.
“Congratulations to the @isro team for achieving yet another milestone & creating history by launching 104 satellites in one go with #PSLVC37,” Sonowal said in Twitter.