Reaching for the stars

Today is a historic day in India’s space research program. ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) has successfully launched a world record 104 satellites into their respective orbits successfully.

This is such a proud moment for me. 😀

The PSLV-C37 (PSLV stands for Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) took off from Satish Dhawan launch pad in Sriharikota, India carrying 96 satellites from US, one each from Switzerland, Israel, UAE, Kazakhstan, and Netherlands, and 4 of its own, in a textbook launch.

In a span of 11 minutes, 17 minutes after launch, the rocket proceeded to place each of these satellites in their respective orbits. Wow! Simply Wow!

This is a new world record. The earlier record was by Russian space agency which had sent 37 satellites in 2014.

This achievement comes after the great success of Mangalyan (mission to Mars) and Chandrayan (mission to the moon).

ISRO has many more programs in the pipeline. May we reach for more and more!

Here is a video that tells you More about the launch

Here is the actual launch : text book launch

As the rocket took off, it took historic selfie, showing off the launch of all the satellites. Here it is: selfie

 

JAI HIND!

 

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