The ISRO launched 100th satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Friday. The 31 satellites with a combined weight of 1,323 kg have been integrated with the PSLV for deploying them in the earth's lower orbit after liftoff.
The co-passenger satellites which will go along with the main one comprises of one microsatellite and one nanosatellite from India as well as three microsatellites and 25 nanosatellites from six countries, namely, Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Early on January 12, over four decades after the Aryabhata was put in space, ISRO marked the successful launch of its 100th Indian-made satellite from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
# The entire launch of satellites is expected to happen over a period of 2 hours and 21 seconds, ISRO said.
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# According to ISRO, the Cartosat-2 series satellite launch is a follow-on mission with the primary objective of providing high resolution scene specific spot imageries.
India's space program has a budget of around $4 billion and Modi's government hopes the latest launches will improve its prospects of winning a larger share of the more than $300 billion global space industry. As ISRO successfully launched the PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite on Friday, Pakistan raised questions over the usage of the satellite by India. The rocket's shield had failed to separate, due to which the satellite could not launch. The Cartosat-2 series would orbit around the Earth for five years.
Soon after the failed mission, there was talk about possible internal sabotage, speculation that an ISRO official brushed away in an interview to a TV channel.