In an enviable feet,India has successfully launched record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday, in the latest triumph for its famously economical space agency.The launch was done with the help of indigenous Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
The rocket took off at 9:28am today (03:58 GMT) and cruised at a speed of 27,000km per hour, ejecting all the 104 satellites into orbit in around 30 minutes, according to ISRO.
PSLV first injected its main payload Cartosat- 2 series, India’s indigenously built earth observation satellite. It was followed by two other nanosatellites of Isro —- INS-1A and INS-1B.
!01 nano satellites are from other countries, including Israel, Kazakhstan, The Netherlands, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and 96 from the United States.
Seventeen minutes after launch the rocket started placing the satellites into orbit, one by one with a time-frame of about 11 minutes.
The launch means India now holds the record for launching the most satellites in one go, surpassing Russia which launched 39 satellites in a single mission in June 2014.
The rocket was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
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