It is indeed a moment of pride for the Indians with respect to the Space Research. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched a single PSLV-37 (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) rocket with 104 satellites in it from Sriharikota, on February 15, 2017. This move by ISRO is considered as an important one, since it is about three times the large number of satellites that were sent by other space organizations, so far. Russia sent a Dnepr rocket with 37 satellites in June 2014, which was considered as the highest number of satellites sent successfully in a single launch.
Out of the total 104 satellites, 96 co-passenger satellites belong to the United States of America, while 5 satellites belong to the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, and Israel. 3 satellites belong to India, in which Cartosat-2 Series is the primary satellite and the other two are Nano-satellites INS-1A and INS-1B. The Cartosat-2 Series will help in providing remote sensing services by sending pictures that will be useful for land usage, road networks, water distribution, maps creation, etc. Apart from India, these satellites will be useful to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, and Bhutan.
— ISRO (@isro) February 15, 2017
Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India) and Pranab Mukherjee (President of India) have congratulated the ISRO team for their efforts and the successful launch in their twitter page.
Congratulations to @isro for the successful launch of PSLV-C37 and CARTOSAT satellite together with 103 nano satellites!
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 15, 2017
Congratulations to ISRO on the successful launch of PSLV – C37, carrying a record 104 satellites #PresidentMukherjee
— President Mukherjee (@POI13) February 15, 2017
ISRO is next eyeing on the space projects on Venus and Mars. Let’s Do it ISRO…