The Indian technological and astronomical environment is rapidly changing. The Indian Space Research Organisation has revealed that they will launch 22 satellites in a single mission in May.
The Polar rocket built by ISRO will also house micro and nano satellites from other countries
Along with India’s Earth Observation satellite, Cartosat 2C, there will be other satellites from various countries like US, Germany, Canada, etc. The launch will happen using the Polar rocket PSLV C34, a senior ISRO official revealed.
The launch is expected to be executed in May and will be ISRO’s highest number of satellites in one launch
ISRO had launched ten satellites in a single mission in 2008. This time, they are planning to double that number, and then some. ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Director K. Sivan said that the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) will be the site where the launch will be carried out.
The Polar rocket will also be carrying satellites of different purposes by Indonesia
Indonesia’s L0APAN A3 will accompany Germany’s BIROS and MVV and US’s SKYSAT GEN 2-1 along with other micro and nano satellites. India is inching closer to the world record of 29 satellites launched in one mission by the US in 2013.
Technological advancements are surely changing the face of India!
Reaching for the stars!