Ten interesting facts about PSLV-C37 launch on 15-02-2017
ISRO launched 104 satellites today (15-02-2017) at 09:28 AM through Polar Satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. The Interesting facts about the launch are
- In 104 satellites, 3 satellites from India that are Cartosat-2D, INS-1A and INS-1B.The remaining 101 satellites are from international customer Nano Satellites (USA-96, Netherland-1, Switzerland-1, Israel-1, Kazakhstan-1 and UAE-1).
- This 104 number of satellites which is nearly 3 times higher than the normal flown in a single mission currently.
- This is the PSLVs thirty eighth consecutive successful mission, the total weight of all 104 satellites on PSLV C-37 was 1378 kg in which the largest weight is Cartosat-2D around 714kg.
- Cartosat-2D has a life span of 5 years which is used to take picture of coastal land line areas, road network monitoring.
- This is a four stage mission and launch last for 28 minutes, all the satellites released into space in just 18 minutes.
- The satellite placed in an orbit is about 520 km from the earth.
- It travels with the speed of 27,000km per hour which is 40 times greater than the speed of passenger airline.
- By todays success, ISRO has beaten its own record (in June 2016, 20 satellites in a single launch) and Russian record (in 2014, launched 37 satellites in single launch).
- The use of this satellite is to monitor illegal fishing and to do the microgravity experiment without an expensive trip to an international space station.
- The height of the launch vehicle is about 44.4 meter and total weight is around 320 ton.
The total number of international customer satellites launched by PSLV has reached 180.