Sriharikota: ISRO sets world record by launching 104 satellites in one go

Of the total earth observation satellites three are Indian, 88 are from the US and the remaining are from Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates

FP Staff February 15, 2017 15:26:45 IST
People watch as as a rocket from space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) takes off successfully to launch a record 104 satellites, including India’s earth observation satellite on-board PSLV-C37 from the spaceport of Sriharikota on Wednesday. PTI
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People watch as as a rocket from space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) takes off successfully to launch a record 104 satellites, including India’s earth observation satellite on-board PSLV-C37 from the spaceport of Sriharikota on Wednesday. PTI
Of the total earth observation satellites three are Indian, 88 are from the US and the remaining are from Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. PTI
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Of the total earth observation satellites three are Indian, 88 are from the US and the remaining are from Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. PTI
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) is seen after launch at Sriharikota on Wednesday. India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on 15 February in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space agency. AFP
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) is seen after launch at Sriharikota on Wednesday. India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on 15 February in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space agency. AFP
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Kiran Kumar Rao (R) displays models of the CARTOSAT-2 and Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) as he speaks to media after the launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) at Sriharikota on Wednesday. AFP
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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Kiran Kumar Rao (R) displays models of the CARTOSAT-2 and Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) as he speaks to media after the launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) at Sriharikota on Wednesday. AFP