ISRO will dispatch a record 103 satellites in one go utilizing its workhorse PSLV-C37 in the primary week of February, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet South Asian satellite venture will take off in March.
Upwards of 100 of the satellites set for dispatch in February have a place with remote countries, including the US and Germany. “We are making a century by propelling more than 100 satellites at one go,” said S Somnath, Director of the Liquid Propulsion Systems Center of the ISRO. The space organization had before arranged a dispatch of 83 satellites in the most recent week of January, of which 80 were remote ones. In any case, with the expansion of 20 more remote satellites, the dispatch was deferred by a week and will now happen in first week of February, Somnath said. He, be that as it may, did not indicate the quantity of nations that would dispatch its satellites in this mission, however said it incorporates countries like the US and Germany.
“These will be 100 miniaturized scale little satellites, which will be propelled utilizing a PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle)- C37. The heaviness of the payload will be 1350 kgs, of which 500-600 kgs will be the satellite’s weight,” Somnath included. The dispatch will be a noteworthy accomplishment in nation’s space history as no practice on this scale has been endeavored some time recently. A year ago, ISRO propelled 22 satellites at a go and this dispatch will have right around five circumstances the quantity of artworks. The South Asian satellite will be a piece of GSAT-9, which will be propelled in March this year, said M Nageshwara Rao, Associate Director of ISRO. The correspondence satellite was to be propelled in December 2016, however was somewhat deferred as some different satellites are to be propelled before that.
Sources said converses with Afghanistan to have the nation on-board for the venture is in its last stages. Conceived as a blessing to its neighbors, the venture, prior known as SAARC satellite, confronted hardened resistance from Pakistan. The neighboring nation needed it to be propelled under the aegis of the South Asian provincial gathering. It later retreated from the venture. Aside from India, the satellite will profit Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.