Indian space research Organization is scheduled to launch 104 satellites on Valentine’s day, February 14, 2017. The launch anticipated to be a world record when it involves the number of satellites put into orbit by a launch vehicle in a single mission. Planet Labs, a company that sells Earth imaging service, can set a record of its own. With the launch of the most number of satellites by a single company on one launch vehicle spaceflight.
The Indian space research Organization (Isro)commit to launch over 100 satellites in an exceedingly single Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission that simply keeps getting additional ambitious. At first the PSLV-C37 mission scheduled for the last week of January. With 83 satellites on board. Another 20 satellites were additional, and therefore the launch pushed to the first week of Feb. Now it’s emerged that yet another satellite is being squeezed in and therefore the launch date is tentatively set to 15 Feb.
Isro PSLV -C37 launch scheduled for 15 February at 9:00 AM
Of the 104 satellites on board, 101 are from foreign countries. There are likely to be variety of satellites that are to create a constellation or flock of satellites. The PSLV-C34 mission which successfully launched 20 satellites, put into sun-synchronous orbit a flock of Dove satellites. The constellation was refer to as Dove Flock-2p, and were a cluster of 12 micro-satellites from Planet Labs. Since the satellites are going to launched at an altitude of 500 km.
There are3 Indian satellites on board. the main satellite is the CartoSat-2D, that is to used for defense and strategic functions. The earth observation satellites have new and improved imaging technologies. There arepresently5Carto Sat satellites in orbit, thatarea part of India’s remote sensing program. The last Carto Sat launch was within the20 satellite PSLV-C34 mission. The Carto Sat series developed indigenously in India.
Stating that communication through satellites had been benefiting farmers, fishermen and also others. AS Kiran Kumar said that presently there have 38 satellites developed and launched by our own launch vehicle. And that they are furnishing information relating to various areas including making available advance information concerning cyclones and typically super cyclone.