ISRO will create history by launching a record 104 satellites on February 15.
PSLV-C37 rocket will be carrying satellites to orbit. The 320-tonne PSLV-C37 will launch the satellites with a combined weight of 1,500 kg, including the 650 kg Cartosat-2D and two nano-satellites (INS-1A and INS-1B) weighing 15 kg each.
ISRO Chief, Kiran kumar said, “By launching 104 satellites together, we are trying to maximize our workhorse rocket’s capability and optimally utilise it for maximum return on investment.”
No space agency has launched such a large number of satellites in a single flight so far. Russia’s Dnepr launcher holds the record for lifting 37 satellites to orbit in June 2014.
While ISRO’s PSLV launched 20 satellites last year.