ISRO creates new record in space mission, successfully launched 104 satellites in one go.

ISRO creates new record of launching 104 satellites in one go

The Indian Space Research Organization – ISRO creates new record in space mission achievements. It successfully launched 104 satellites in one go from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on February 15, 2017.

This is ISRO’s 39-th mission where the Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37 injected ISRO’s Cartosat-2 series Satellite weighing 714 kg and two ISRO Nano-Satellites namely INS-1A & INS-1B. There are 101 other nano-satellites from six foreign countries (96 from the US, one each from Israel, the UAE, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Kazakhstan). The mass of the nano-satellites varies from 1 to 10 kg. Total weight of all the 104 satellites carried onboard PSLV-C37 was 1378 kg.

ISRO creates a new record of launching 104 satellites in one go

The significance of ISRO creates new record:

This mission is so significant because the record of highest number of satellites carried by a rocket was 37, by Russian Space Agency in June 2014.

Now India has become the first country in Space history for launching the highest number of satellites (104) in a single rocket. India has previously launched 23 satellites in a single mission in June 2015.

PSLV first injected its main satellite 714 kg Cartosat-2 series for earth observation, followed by two other ISRO nano-satellites INS-1A & INS-1B. Within 10 minutes PSLV spew out 101 other passengers into Polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) about 506 km from Earth.

ISRO chairman AS Kiran Kumar congratulated his team for the successful launch of 104 satellites.

The honorable President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee congratulate the scientists of ISRO  for creating the new record of most satellites launched into space in one go.


Cartosat-2 series, which is the primary satellite, after coming into operation it will provide remote sensing service. Images sent by it will be useful for coastal land use and regulation, road network monitoring, distribution of water and creation of land use maps etc. Cartosat-2 series has a mission life of five years.


Suggest to read: Check out the first two images Cartosat-2 series satellite send to ISRO


The two other nano-satellites INS-1A & INS-1B were developed as co-passenger satellites to accompany bigger satellites on PSLV. The primary objective of INS (ISRO Nano-Satellite) is to provide an opportunity for ISRO technology demonstration payloads, provide a standard bus for launch on-demand service.

INS-1A carries Surface Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution function Radiometer & INS-1B carries Earth Exosphere Lyman Alpha Analyser as payloads.


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