India Launches 100th Satellite into Space
India has just launched the much awaited and its 100th satellite into space. This is done to watch borders. This is specially used for border surveillance. This is capable of obtaining high-resolution images of the earth.
There are total of 31 small satellites including micro and nano satellites launched into space. The launch was on Friday and this is a great technological achievement for India.
With this launch India is becoming one of the best country as a global low-cost provider of services in space for other nations.
ISRO used Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) with advanced remote sensing satellite Cartosat-2 series or “eye in the sky”. The rocket weight is approx 1,323 kgs. The spot was at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh south.
Among this 31 small satellites, more than half of the micro and nano satellites were for the United States. Other satellites are launched for countries like Canada, Finland, France, South Korea and the United Kingdom. There is satellite for India also.
This is a great and glorious achievement for ISRO as per PM Modi. There is a budget of around $4 billion for India’s space programmers. It is expected that India can win larger share of around $300 billion global space industry.
India launched 104 satellites in a single mission last February , majority was for foreign customers. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is behind all these works.