Published On : Wed, Feb 15th, 2017

ISRO launches record 104 satellites into orbit

Sriharikota: ISRO is attempting a new world record by launching 104 satellites in a single flight of PSLVC 37 from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

The main passenger is the Earth-mapping Cartosat 2 series satellite, which weighs 714 kg. Among the 104 satellites are many belonging to international customers. Small satellites belong to the US, Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates will be launched. 96 of the satellites belong to the US.

In the past, the Russian Space Agency has launched 37 satellites in one go.

This will be ISRO’s second successful attempt after the launch of 23 satellites in a single rocket in June 2015.