TIRUPATI: Isro will launch a record 103 satellites in one go using its workhorse PSLV-C37 in the first week of February, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet South Asian satellite project will take off in March.
As many as 100 of the satellites set for launch in February belong to foreign nations, including the US and Germany.
"We are making a century by launching over 100 satellites at one go," said S Somnath, Director of the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre of the Isro.
The space agency had earlier planned a launch of 83 satellites in the last week of January, of which 80 were foreign ones. But with the addition of 20 more foreign satellites, the launch was delayed by a week and will now take place in first week of February, Somnath said.
He, however, did not specify the number of countries that would launch its satellites in this mission, but said it includes nations like the US and Germany.
"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," Somnath added.
who cares about pakistan,they live in the dark ages and have no satellites,congrats isro hope you succeed
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ISRO is proud of India. What Pigis are doing with their resource, just producing terrorist for whole world..
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Jai ho, Centuries in cricket are old news, now its space game.
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