India has created history, for the first time, yet again! On 15th February Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched 104 satellites in a single mission by ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
At 9:28 am PSLV-C37 lifted off from the first launchpad at Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.
Out of total 104 satellites 101 belong to six foreign countries. 96 of these 101 are from US and 1 from Israel, UAE, Netherlands, Switzerland and Kazakhstan.
Until 15th February, Russian Space agency had held the record of launching 37 satellites in one go during its mission in June 2014. The glory is now associated with the name of India.
PM Narendra Modi congratulated the ISRO team for this ‘exceptional achievement’ and said,” This remarkable feat by ISRO is yet another proud moment for our space scientific community and the nation. India salutes our scientists.”
ISRO charirman A S Kiran Kumar has congratulated his team and said, “My heart congratulations to the team. The prime minister has conveyed his congratulations.”
This is ISRO’s second successful attempt after the launch of 23 satellites in a single rocket in June 2015. With such great efforts and results by the Indian space agencies, the recent decision taken in the annual budget to increase the budget of space agencies by 23 per cent seems just and equitable.
It is indeed a moment of undaunted pride and honor for the nation and ISRO. We have come a long way creating and recreating history in the fields of space and science. Despite being a developing nation, we have won ourselves an exemplary achievement. This achievement is a clear indication of unfathomable talent, expertise and knowledge India possesses. With the spirit of great achievement, we respect and glorify ISRO and the scientists who have worked hard to win India this rare fame.