ISRO Will Create A World Record If This Experiment Is Successful
ISRO is all set to create a new world record of launching 104 satellites at once, breaking the last record set by Russia of launching 37 satellites in 2014. Can’t believe that? Well, you have to, because the world knows that whatever everyone has failed at, ISRO has successfully achieved it.
The Mars Orbiter Mission was a total investment of 450 crore, less than the money spent on an average Hollywood movie, and the best thing is that it was successful. So, don’t doubt the potential of the men at ISRO because they can do the impossible.
The Indian Space Research Organization plans to use the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), to carry three satellites from India, and 101 smaller nano satellites from five countries—the U.S., Netherlands, Israel, Kazakhstan and Switzerland into orbit. The total payload for all the 104 satellites is approximately 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms).
In an interview to Times of India, K Sivan, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, said, “Target of PSLV-C37 to launch the maximum number of satellites, tentatively on February 15 is not for creating a record or publicity, it is aimed at cutting the costs down”.
The true engineering challenge will be the successful deployment of all 104 satellites. ISRO has already put 122 satellites in orbit, comprising 43 from India and 79 from other countries. So, India is looking at the sky once again hoping that we can almost double that number in one go.
[All images via- isro.gov.in]