In its 29th flight PSLV-C37, Indian Space and Research Organisation managed to pull off a spectacular achievement by successfully launching 104 Passenger Satellites earlier this year in February. The rocket was successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota.
It then took less than 10 minutes for the rocket to spew out 101 passengers, which are all foreign nanosatellites, as it travelled up in altitude reaching the polar sun synchronous orbit.
Of the 104 satellites launched by the satellites launched by ISRO, 101 belonged to other countries like United States of America, Israel, the UAE, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Kazakhstan. Interestingly, 96 out of those 101 foreign satellites belonged to United States of America whilst the other countries mentioned above launched one each.
Russian Space Agency held a record of launching 37 satellites in one go during its mission in June 2014. India previously launched 23 satellites in a single mission in June 2015.
Well, the elation didn’t just remain confined inside the Indian boundaries, but all across the world, there were celebrations after this spectacular achievement from the Indian contingent. From countries like UAE, Kazakhstan and Planet Labs team, no one could hold on to their Euphoria.
Here’s the video of how people reacted after ISRO successfully launched a record breaking number of satellites into the orbit.