New Record: India Sends 104 satelites into Space with only one Rocket!
The Indian Space Agency sets a surprising record, by sending 104 satellites into space with only one rocket. Before that, Russia held the record with 37 satellites on June 24.
India has released an achievement yesterday by sending 104 satellite into space with a single rocket, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The mission began at the Satish Dawan Space Center in Sriharikota, in the southern part of the country.
Amon the Spacecraft, there are 96 American satellites, of which 88 belong to Planet organization, which use them to take high-definition photographs of the Earth. The latter, with 50 additional satellite already present n the Earth's orbit, make up the largest satellites fleet of all time (ie 138 satellites). Other spacecraft belong to Israel, the Netherland, Kazakhstan, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.
The main objective of the India was to send its Cartosat-2 series, a satellite designed to take high-definition photos of China and Pakistan, two major competitors in the orbit. Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister, welcomed with optimism and satisfaction the success of the operation.
-An unfinished record:
Before, the record was made by the Russian-owned Dnepr rocket that launched 37 satellites into space in June 2014. The last satellite brought by the previous PSLV consisted of "only" 20 satellites. Considering that the PSLV missions had launched a total of 122 satellites in the last 23 years, this record gives an enormous amount of credit to Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
Moreover, ISRO is preparing to launch two other important missions. The first, which will take place next Decembre. and will launch Indian and Japanese rovers on the moon. The second, far more ambitious, is aimed directly at the planet Venus... but the project has not been yet revealed.