A World Record of a different kind!

ISRO\'s PSLVIndian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch the PSLV-9 on 28th April, at 9.20 am IST from Sriharikota. It will carry 10 satellites bettering the earlier world record of 8. It will carry CARTOSAT-2A, a remote sensing satellite for mapping and a micro satellite IMS -1. It will also carry 8 ‘nano’ satellites for various foreign countries.

Read all about it here on ISRO’s official press release. Also some pics there…

With this the number of satellites launched by India exceeds 50!

CHAK DE!

For more info on the pic and PSLV data sheet, click here

UPDATE:

As expected the launch was highly successful, with all ten satellites placed into orbit. ISRO has already begun to put the focus on the Chandrayaan mission coming up in July. I was a bit miffed at the media for not giving adequate coverage on this. They seem to have hours on hand for crimes n accidents (read Prince & Vandana ‘pitfalls’ which went on for 24 hrs+), but not much to achievements that every Indian should be proud of.

Good going ISRO. And all the best for the next mission!

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