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Mesmerizing visuals of ISRO record 104 satellite launch in single mission

Space agency ISRO on Wednesday scripted history by successfully launching a record 104 satellites, including India’s earth observation satellite, on a single rocket from the spaceport from Sriharikota.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 February 2017, 11:06:20 PM
Mesmerising pictures of ISRO’s record 104 satellite launch in single mission

Mesmerising pictures of ISRO’s record 104 satellite launch in single mission

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Space agency ISRO on Wednesday scripted history by successfully launching a record 104 satellites, including India’s earth observation satellite, on a single rocket from the spaceport from Sriharikota.

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37 blasted off at 9:28 AM from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre and first injected Cartosat-2 series satellite into orbit followed by the other 103 nano satellites, including 96 from the U.S, in a gap of about 30 minutes.

ISRO launch

ISRO launch

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This is the highest number of satellites ever launched in a single mission. Earlier, the Russian Space Agency had launched 37 satellites in one go in 2014.

ISRO launch

ISRO launch

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ISRO had earlier launched 23 satellites in a single mission in June 2015. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Team ISRO for the successful launch.

ISRO launch

ISRO launch

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So far, ISRO has launched 226 satellites, including 179 belonging to foreign countries.

ISRO launch

ISRO launch

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This was followed by launch of the other 101 nano satellites of overseas customers in blocks in a series of separations.

ISRO launch

ISRO launch

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INS-1A and INS-1B will carry a total of four different payloads from Space Applications Centre (SAC) and Laboratory for Electro Optics Systems (LEOS) of ISRO for conducting various experiments.

ISRO launch

ISRO launch

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Cartosat-2 series satellite, with a mission life of five years, will send images that would cater to coastal land use and regulation, road network monitoring, distribution of water, creation of land use maps among others.