ISRO to set new record by launching 103 satellites in one go

ISRO to launch 103 satellites in one go (Image courtesy ISRO.gov.in)

North Gazette News/NEw Delhi
After launching 20 satellites in one go, Indian Space Research Organisation is vying for another record by launching 103 satellites in single mission.

The earlier record of launching highest number of satellites is held by Russia after it launched 37 satellites in one mission in 2014. US space agency NASA had only 29 satellites in one go.

As per reports, the 103 satellites will be launched by ISRO from its Satish Dhawan Space Research Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. With the launch, India,’s space agency is vying for larger share in lucrative space market.

Media reports said that out of the total 103 satellites, only 3 are Indian while the other satellites belongs to foreign nations which includes US and Germany.

The satellites would be launched through ISRO’s workhorse rocket PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) C37. ISRO is likely to accomplish the feat, which has not been attempted by any country of the world, in February this year.

Out of the total 103 satellites, 100 satellites are micro-small satellites. The total weight of the payload onboard PSLV C37 would be around 1350 kgs while the weight of the satellite is around 500-600 kgs.

The proposed launch of 103 satellites is likely to take place in February 2017 from Satish Dhawan Space Research Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

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