ISRO aims 82 satellites in 1 rocket

October 29, 2016


Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is gearing up for the biggest space operation any country has undertaken in the history.

It is planning to launch 82 foreign satellites in a single rocket on 15th January, 2017. 60 out of 82 are of the US, 20 from Europe and the rest 2 are UK made. 'All the 82 satellites will be placed in the orbit in a span of 20-25 minutes after launch', divulged Subbiah Arunan, the project director of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).

Currently Russia holds the record of launching 37 satellites on June 19, 2014. So if the latest mission in January succeeds, ISRO would set a new record and would occupy a supreme position in the history. The rocket for this historic mission of ISRO will be the advanced version of the four-stage Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) designated PSLV-XL.

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