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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
launched 104 satellites in one go
from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
published on 16th
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched 104 satellites in one go from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
The satellites were launched on Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37 which marked its 39th flight.
The mission was ISRO’s first space mission for the year 2017 apart from being the most complicated mission ever carried out.
About the Mission:
The 104 satellite included a 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series satellite for earth observation, two Indian nano satellites INS-1A and INS-1B and 101 international nano satellites. Of the 101 satellites, 96 of these belong to USA and one each belongs to Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland and United Arab Emirates.
Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37 took off firstly to launch the 714 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation, followed by two of India’s nano satellites, INS-1A and INS-1B, weighing 30 kg and finally the 101 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 664 kg.
In total, the entire launch carried a satellite mass of about 1,378 kg.The satellites were placed in the 520 km distant polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) in a gap of about 30 minutes after separations.
So far, ISRO has launched 226 satellites, including 179 belonging to foreign countries.
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