ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) is all set to make a new world record by rocketing 104 satellites in space in a single launch.
The mission is named as ‘PSLV-C37/Cartosat – 2 Series Satellite’ which aims at launching 3 Indian satellites and 101 nano foreign satellites in one go. According to the latest tweet by ISRO, it is scheduled on 15th February, 2017 @9:28 Hrs (IST) from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Below is the latest tweet from ISRO about the mission:
Launch of PSLV-C37/Cartosat -2 Series Satellite is scheduled to be launched on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 @ 9.28 Hrs IST from Sriharikota pic.twitter.com/FkQX9iIxzL
— ISRO (@isro) February 11, 2017
Why every Indian should be proud of it?
Because India will be the first country to hit a century in a single launch. The last world record is in the name of Russia, which launched 37 satellites in a single launch in the year 2014.
The 714 Kg Cartosat-2 series satellite will be carried by ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
According to Indian Space Research Organisation, the imageries from these satellites will be beneficial in tracking:
- Cartographic applications, Urban and rural applications
- Coastal land use and regulation, utility management like road network monitoring and water distribution.
- Land Information System (LIS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) applications, etc.
Now here comes two more good news for India:
- ISRO is also ready to set foot on the soil of Venus and the mission is named after the Roman Goddess Of Love(venus). It will be the first mission of India to land on Venus.
- Plan for a second mission to Mars- ISRO team is planning to revisit the red-planet, Mars, in 2021-2022 year-frame.
Good Going, ISRO! We are proud of you.