Published On: Thu, Feb 16th, 2017

ISRO satellite launch 2017 : ISRO launches 104 satellites into orbit as India creates history

ISRO latest news : India on Wednesday created a world record as its space agency ISRO launched 104 satellites into orbit successfully. This includes the country’s own Cartosat-2 Earth Observation Satellite, in a single mission.

ISRO Satellite Launch 2017

With the latest ISRO launch, the Indian space agency went past the record of 37 satellites launched by Russia through the Dnepr rocket launch on June 19, 2014.

According to the ISRO latest news published by IANS, the co-passenger satellites in the latest ISRO satellite launch included 101 nano satellites, one each from Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the UAE and 96 from the US, as well as two nano satellites from India.

ISRO satellite launch photo

ISRO satellite launch 2017 by Indian space agency. Photo courtesy of ISRO.

The combined weight of all the satellites in the ISRO satellite launch 2017 is about 1,378 kg. In contrast, ISRO satellite launch 2016 On June 22, 2016 saw the Indian space agency launch 20 satellites with a PSLV rocket.

“One hundred and four satellites have been put into orbit,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar confirmed after the launch. He also congratulated the Indian space agency’s team on the success.

Indian Space Agency ISRO Latest News

As per the ISRO latest news on the ISRO satellite launch 2017, at 9.28 AM, the PSLV-XL rocket variant standing 44.4 metres tall and weighing 320 ton was launched. Gathering speed, the PSLV-XL rocket variant raced upwards amidst cheers from ISRO officials and the media team assembled at the rocket port for the ISRO rocket launch 2017.

ISRO Satellite Launch 2017 Video – ISRO Rocket Launch


President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi all congratulated the Indian space agency on the ISRO satellite launch 2017 achievement as did Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan.

Nearly 28 minutes into the flight, the PSLV-XL rocket variant finished its birth ‘karma’ suspending all 104 satellites into intended orbits as per the scheduled sequence.

“The Cartosat satellite is the fourth one in the Cartosat-2 series of earth observation satellites. Already three are in the orbit and two more will be launched. Once all the six Cartosat-2 series satellites are launched the Cartosat-3 series would begin,” an ISRO official told IANS, on condition of anonymity for its ISRO latest news story.

Out of the total 226 satellites launched by ISRO with its PSLV rocket, 179 satellites were for foreign customers, informed Project Director Jayakumar.

In his tweet on the ISRO satellite launch 2017, the Prime Minister Modi said, “Congratulations to ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) for the successful launch of PSLV-C37 and Cartosat satellite together with 103 nano satellites.”

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