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Indian Space Research Organisation will yet again create a record. ISRO is all set to launch 104 satellites through its workhorse PSLV-C37.
Actually, ISRO had planned to launch 83 satellites in January. But it got postponed to February.
Here are the few interesting things about the launch:
-320-tonne rocket named Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle shall launch all 104 satellites simultaneously on 15th
February at 9 a.m from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
-These 104 satellites include- three Indian satellites, 88 American satellites, and the rest are from Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland and UAE.
- Cartosat-2 series, INS-IA and INS-1B are three Indian satellites.
- ISRO shall become the first space agency to launch such large number of satellites beating 37 satellites launch record of Russia in June 2014.
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Until December 2016, ISRO's PSLV has successfully launched 39 satellites out of which 37 satellites reached their destination yielding a success rate of 95%.
Few historic payloads launched by PSLV are India's first lunar probe Chandrayaan-1, Mangalyaan.
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