ISRO: Set record by Launching 104 satellites in a single mission today :- Once again, the ISRO set a record by launching a number of 104 satellites in a single mission. The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO). It breaks its own record. ISRO launched satellites today on 15th February 2017 at 9:28 AM from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
In one single mission, this is for the first time for the country to launch the maximum number of satellites into space. Earlier, Russia had set a record by launching the highest number of 37 satellites in the year 2017. Later, ISRO had launched only 20 satellites in a single mission in the year 2016.
Among 104 satellites: Three of them comprises of Indian satellites that belong to the line-up of Cartosat-2. The remaining 101 satellites are nano-satellites made in various countries such as Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the USA.
The weight of all 104 satellites weighs a total of 1378 KG. India’s space agency – ISRO has created a history by launching 104 satellites in a single rocket into the earth’s orbit.
The Cartosat-2 segment of satellites equipped with panchromatic and multispectral image sensors. These sensors are used for the numerous remote-sensing services.
All the satellites launched into space will record the data. This data helps us in make the road networks, in making the map of the usage land and also offers appropriate distribution of water.
AS Kiran Kumar – the Chairman of ISRO AS Kiran Kumar said that they initially thought of launching 3 satellites of 730 KG. But, they found that there is an extra space in the rocket for about 600 KG. This is the reason that they have finally put up a total of 104 nano-satellites into the rocket.