There's a little bit of SAIL behind launch of a record 104 satellites in a single rocket by ISRO from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. In line with once popular baseline of Steel Authority of India (SAIL) that "There's a little bit of SAIL in everybody's life", the state-owned PSU has supplied special steel for ISRO launch of record 104 satellites in a single rocket.
"Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has once again become true force in transforming the nation by supplying steel to ISRO for the launch of a record 104 satellites in a single rocket on February 15, 2017," the company said in a statement. In this scientific feat SAIL's Salem Steel Plant (SSP) has played an important part by way of providing high quality stainless steel for the fuel and oxidizer tanks used in the launch vehicle, it said.
SAIL SSP has supplied steel for the iconic Chandrayan and Mangalyaan missions too. With this feat of ISRO, India now becomes the first country to script history after launching these record number of satellites in a single rocket. ISRO's workhorse rocket PSLV created the record today by launching 104 satellites in a single mission from the state-of-the-art space centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.