ISRO planning record 68 satellites’ launch next year

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning for the launch of a record 68 satellites in one mission by early next year.

“There are many launches. There is one particular launch we are planning about 68 satellites, that’s also there, that is yet to be finalised”, Antrix CMD Rakesh Sasibhushan told.

Antrix is the commercial arm of ISRO.

According to officials, if everything goes well, the launch may take place in another six to seven months and “the satellites will be nano in nature from foreign countries”.

Setting a record in its space programme, ISRO in June had successfully launched 20 satellites, including its earth observation Cartosat-2 series, in a single mission on board ISRO’s workhorse PSLV-C34 from the spaceport in Sriharkota, Andhra Pradesh.

The space agency had earlier sent 10 satellites into orbit in a single mission in 2008.

(Agency)

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