Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO’s workhorse PSLV – the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle – will carry a record 104 satellites in a single mission on Wednesday from Sriharikota.
ISRO said, PSLV in its 39th flight (PSLV-C37), will launch the 714 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation along with 103 co-passenger satellites, together weighing about 664 kg at lift off.
The co-passenger satellites will be of India, US, Israel, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and UAE. Last year, ISRO had launched 20 satellites. The highest number of satellites launched in a single mission is 37 by Russia in 2014.