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Proud moment for nation: ISRO sets space record, launches 104 satellites in one go

Proud moment for nation: ISRO sets space record, launches 104 satellites in one go

 

India on Wednesday morning created a world record as ISRO successfully launched a record 104 satellites on a single rocket from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh.

 

"One hundred and four satellites have been put into orbit," Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said soon after the launch, congratulating the space agency's team on its success.

 

Exactly at 9.28 a.m. the PSLV-XL variant rocket standing 44.4 metres tall and weighing 320 ton tore into the morning skies with fierce orange flames at its tail. Around 28 minutes into the flight, the rocket completed its birth 'karma' slinging all the 104 satellites into their 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 said.

 

The total weight of all the satellites carried on-board is about 1,378 kg.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed scientists for the successful launch of 104 satellites on board a single rocket from the spaceport of Sriharikota. He tweeted:

 

 

 

 

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