PSLV C34 - the trusted launch vehicle of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to script history by launching a record number of 22 satellites in a single mission in May 2016.
It is the highest number of satellites ever to be launched by the space agency, which had earlier sent ten satellites into orbit in a single mission in 2008.
PSLV C34 which will be carrying India's Cartosat 2C would also have 21 other satellites from countries, including US, Canada, Indonesia and Germany as co-passengers. This launch would be made from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) had sent 29 satellites to the orbit in a single launch in 2013, setting a world record. The upcoming ISRO mission would carry LAPAN A3 of Indonesia, BIROS of Germany, SKYSAT GEN 2-1 of US, MVV of Germany among the micro satellites.
Facts about ISRO :
Indian Space Research Organisation is the space agency of the Indian government headquartered in the city of Bengaluru. Formed in 1969, ISRO superseded the erstwhile Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR), which was established in 1962 by the efforts of independent India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and his close aide and scientist Vikram Sarabhai.
Established: 15 August 1969 Motto : Space technology in the Service of humankind Chairman : A S Kiran Kumar
ISRO to launch record 22 satellites in single mission
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