Telangana CM congratulates ISRO for successful launch of PSLV C37

India launches record 104 satellites in single mission
India Successfully Launches Record 104 Satellites Simultaneously - ISRO
Author

17 February, 2017

India's space saga has certainly climbed into a new dimension with this world record breaking feat of launching 104 satellites in one single go.

As the scientists at the mission control centre broke into cheers, ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar announced: "All 104 satellites successfully placed in orbit". It was previously used to launch 17 satellites from countries like Canada, the United Kingdom, and the USA into space. This was only the 15th space mission the ISRO has conducted and has had an extremely good success rate as none of its programmes has failed since 2010. PSLV first launched the 714 kg CARTOSAT-2 Series satellite for earth observation and then injected 103 co-passenger satellites, together weighing about 664 kg at lift-off into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit, about 520 km from Earth. All but three of the satellites are from foreign countries, majority from the United States.

What is significant about the launch is the number of satellites carried by a rocket. Of 101 co-passenger satellites, 96 belonged to the U.S., and one each to Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland and United Arab Emirates.

Beasley, Monroe, power Bucks over Pistons, 102-89
The Pistons snapped a three-game road losing streak Sunday night at Toronto but have lost 10 of their past 14 road contests. Michael Beasley led the way for the Bucks , pouring in 23 points. "Fourteen guys ready to play at a high level".

Powerful bomb blast rocks Lahore
Earlier Monday, local media reported a powerful explosion at a rally where people were protesting against local legislation. Sameer Ahmad, the Lahore deputy commissioner, said at least 11 people were killed and 58 wounded.

Solar Accounts for 1 in 50 New US Jobs in 2016
The jobs census defines solar workers as those who spend at least half their time on solar-related work. Solar jobs are not limited to one or two states, or even just blue states instead of red ones.

Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan tweeted that the launch of 104 satellites in a single mission is a glimpse of the potential Indian science holds. Earlier, the Russian Space Agency had the record of successfully launching 37 satellites. "It shows the sophistication of India's space program", Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, head of the Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation, said before the launch.

Wednesday's dispatch was being observed almost by firms that place satellites in a circle since India's space organization charges significantly not as much as its rivals in Europe and North America, said C. Uday Bhaskar, the chief of the Society for Policy Studies, an open approach inquires about gathering situated in New Delhi. Also, no work has been done by the country for establishing a space station. That its customers are developed nations such as the US, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the UAE speaks volumes of the Indian Space narrative and its future. "And third, India is under pressure to compete with China and refuses to lag behind", it reads.

Pakistan, China and other enemy nations will now have to spend sleepless nights hereafter as most acts of terrorism would be under scanner and this step is also an historic moment for global peace in the coming times. "It has not yet formed a complete system", the nationalist tabloid Global Times wrote".


More news


  • Appleton gas prices will be on the rise

    Appleton gas prices will be on the rise

    That's a nickel more than last week and much higher than at this time previous year , when the state average was just $1.55. AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 7 cents per gallon in the past week.
    Samsung heir in hot water again as bribery evidence piles up

    Samsung heir in hot water again as bribery evidence piles up

    Previously, investigators sought an arrest warrant for Lee, but a court denied the request based on insufficient evidence. The prosecution has also identified four other Samsung executives as suspects and have summoned three of them.

    CAS sanctions Russian athlete Savinova for 4 years for doping

    The IAAF said it would no comment on the case as Savinova still has 45 days to decide whether to make an appeal. Russian athlete Mariya Savinova has received a four-year ban for doping.
  • High WPI inflation works against further rate cuts

    High WPI inflation works against further rate cuts

    However, fuel group inflation accelerated 18.14% in January from 8.65% a month ago, due to rising petrol and diesel prices. Headline consumer prices rose by 0.6% over the month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics .

    PM welcomes election of Steinmeier as new German president

    Opposition parties, The Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP), also backed Steinmeier as the country's next president. Over two terms and seven years as foreign minister Mr Steinmeier was a key diplomat in talks on Iran, Ukraine and Syria.
    Former president Nicolas Sarkozy ordered to face trial over 2012 election funds

    Former president Nicolas Sarkozy ordered to face trial over 2012 election funds

    Some of the employees at Bygmalion already faced charges and they admitted they knew all along about the excess spending. The order is the latest in a recent series of financial scandals which have surrounded French politics.
  • Russia Deploys Cruise Missile, Violating Arms-Control Treaty

    Russia Deploys Cruise Missile, Violating Arms-Control Treaty

    John McCain, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, called on the Trump administration to ensure US nuclear forces in Europe are ready.
    Millions Of Users Flock To Facebook Lite Version

    Millions Of Users Flock To Facebook Lite Version

    Facebook has announced that over 200 million people are now using the stripped-down version of its main app - Facebook Lite . "Since people enjoy using FB Lite, we will continue rolling it out to other countries around the world", Facebook stated.

    Lady Gaga and Metallica team up for duet at the Grammys

    Gaga has not been nominated for any category this year as her album, Joanne , released after the Grammy deadline. Metallica is up for a Best Rock Song Grammy for "Hardwired" from the 2016 album " Hardwired .to Self-Destruct".
  • North Korean Leader's Half Brother Dead In Suspected Assassination

    North Korean Leader's Half Brother Dead In Suspected Assassination

    U.S. officials reportedly suspect that Kim's murder this week was a political assassination, ordered by Kim Jong-un. Malaysian authorities have not identified the suspected assassin, but have started an investigation.

    Average Brokerage Rating Of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), General Motors Company (GM)

    Panagora Asset Management Inc.'s holdings in Activision Blizzard were worth $13,070,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Activision Blizzard said the amount of money spent per user of King's games, rose from a year ago and from the previous quarter.

    The Yemen Raid: Lessons Unlearned, Propaganda Unleashed

    Al-Awlaki was killed in a 2011 USA drone attack. "When you lose a $75 million airplane and, more importantly, an American life is lost ..."