Isro makes history, launches 104 satellites in single shot

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"Through PSLV, we are trying to capture a particular segment (of space launch market)", he said. The video footage shows what happened after the launch and how it would have looked from the PSLV. The ISRO has managed to conjure up some of the most productive missions which have also been cost-effective as compared to our western counterparts.

With this collective launch, ISRO has beat the record held by Russian Federation, which in 2014, catapulted 37 satellites in a single launch, using a modified inter-continental ballistic missile. This is after the country has made history by successfully launching 104 satellites using only a single rocket.

This is the thirty eighth consecutively successful mission of PSLV. It launched three Indian satellites and 101 nano-satellites belonging to different countries.

The satellite was launched in four stages from Sriharikota. The nano-satellites belonging to global customers were launched as part of the arrangement by Antrix Corporation Ltd (ANTRIX) the commercial arm of the ISRO.

Praises have been showering in for India since it has successfully launched 104 satellites on February 15, reacting on the Indian Space Reserach Organistaion (ISRO) achievement, China though acknowledge it, said India is still way behind them.

The co-passenger satellites comprised 101 nano satellites, one each from Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UAE and 96 from the USA, as well as two nano satellites from India. "This remarkable feat by @isro is yet another proud moment for our space scientific community and the nation".

Also, India felt it should remain present in space technology development, given its close links with military, the daily said.

ISRO chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar noted that half the costs of the 104 satellite mission were covered by commercial fees, like those paid by Planet Labs.

A Cartosat-2 Series Satellite undergoing a panel deployment test at ISAC Bengaluru. The PSLV-XL carried the Cartosat 2 for earth observation. It also underlined the fact that the space agency has made innovation in low-priced space technology somewhat of a habit, and that could pay rich dividends in the coming years.

In addition, two technology demonstration satellites from India were deployed - the Nano Satellite-1 (INS-1) and INS-2. On June 22 2016, it had placed 20 satellites in orbit in a single shot which gave it confidence to raise the number of satellites it can fly.

In addition to demonstrating the capability of India's launch workhorse, this latest mission also shows the growing importance countries like India play in the modern space age.

Like the India's Mangalyaan mission in 2014, the feat has made jaws drop across the world with the smoothness it followed.

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