ISRO is all set to launch a record 103 satellites in one go using its workhorse rocket PSLV-C37 in the first week of February.
The ambitious figure, which will be a major feat not attempted by any country, is an improvement from the record the agency set for itself when last year it launched 20 satellites at one go. The highest number of satellites launched in a single mission is 37, a record that Russia set in 2014. The US space agency NASA launched 29.
“We are making a century by launching over 100 satellites at one go.” “These will be 100 micro-small satellites, which will be launched using a PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle)-C37. The weight of the payload will be 1350 kgs, of which 500-600 kgs will be the satellite’s weight,” said S. Somnath, Director of the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre of ISRO.