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Video: Twenty satellites in a go, ISRO creates history

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Published on 22 Jun 2016 12:07 AM GMT

Video: Twenty satellites in a go, ISRO creates history
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Hyderabad: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched the earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series along with 19 other satellites. The rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-34 took all the 20 satellites into the space at 9.26 am from Satish Dhawan space centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

About the Cartosat-2 satellite

  • Cartosat-2 series satellite is aimed for earth observation
  • Satellite weighs 725.5 kg
  • It is similar to the earlier Cartosat-2, 2A and 2B
  • Cartosat satellite images will be useful for cartographic, urban, rural, coastal land use, water distribution and other applications

Records related to satellite launch

  • ISRO earlier had set a record in 2008 for sending maximum number of satellites in space
  • ISRO then sent 10 satellites
  • In 2013, America’s Minotaur V rocket made record by taking 29 satellites in space
  • Russia then set a new record in 2014 by carrying 33 satellites

More about Satellite launch

  • PSLV rocket lifted 20 satellites totally weighing 1,288 kg
  • Excluding India, PSLV carried satellites from four countries US, Canada, Germany and Indonesia
  • PSLV also tak one satellite each from Chennai's Sathyabama University and College of Engineering, Pune into the space
  • Google company Terra Bella's satellite - SkySat Gen2 is one among the 20 satellites launched
  • Complete mission will get over in around 26 minutes.

Also read: PM Modi touched by student participation in satellite launch

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