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ISRO's launching of 104 satellites in one flight is a new world record!
With India's ISRO injecting 104 satellites into space in a single flight, it has broken Russia's record and set a new world record. It is being deemed a special proud moment for India.

On the morning of February 15, another golden chapter got added in the achievements of India in the field of space science when ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 103 co-passenger nano satellites in a single flight.

Another feather added to ISRO's cap was that it turned out be the thirty eighth consecutively successful mission of PSLV with a total payload of 1378 kg this time around.

The launch vehicle lifted off at 09:28 hrs IST and after a flight of 16 minutes 48 seconds, the satellites achieved a polar Sun synchronous orbit of 506 km.

After that, in the succeeding 12 minutes, all the 104 satellites successfully separated from the PSLV in the fourth stage in a predetermined sequence.

According to an official release, of the 103 co-passenger satellites carried by PSLV-C37, two – ISRO Nano Satellite-1 (INS-1) weighing 8.4 kg and INS-2 weighing 9.7 kg – are technology demonstration satellites from India. The remaining 101 co-passenger satellites carried were international customer satellites from USA (96), The Netherlands (1), Switzerland (1), Israel (1), Kazakhstan (1) and UAE (1).

Besides ensuring adequate separation between all the 104 satellites during their orbital injection as well as during their subsequent orbital life was yet another challenge associated with this complex mission, stated the release.

Bravo, ISRO surmounted the challenge successfully to make India proud!

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