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ISRO to launch record 103 satellites in single rocket PSLV C37

TNPSC Current Affairs January 23 2017

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be launching 103 satellite at one go and will set another record with it in first week of February.

If the launch is success , India will set a world record for launching more satellites in one go beating Russia's launch of 39 satellites in single mission in June 2014.

The rocket PSLV C37 will launch from Satish dhawan space centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
The rocket will carry 3 Indian and 100 foreign satellites including US, Israel Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland as part of an outsourcing Tie up between these countries.

The most of the foreign Satellites is for commercial purpose and the while the Indian satellites were intended to observe and measure the Earth's atmosphere

About PSLV:

PSLV is known as Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle is launch system operated and developed by ISRO (Indian space research Organisation). It is one of the world’s most reliable launch vehicle is in service for more than 20 years. It has launched various satellites including chandrayaan 1, Mars Orbiter Mission, Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System etc

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