[메디컬리포트=Khristian Maclang 기자] The Indian Space Research Organization reached a major international milestone on February 14, 2017, when it launched a record-breaking 104 satellites on a single spacecraft.
The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle carried the satellites, and it lifted off from Satish Dhawan space center.Three of the satellites were from India.The other 101 were nano-satellites from five other countries.
The countries that contributed the nanosats were Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Israel, the Netherlands, and the United States.The previous record was set by a Russion Dnepr rocket that launched 37 satellites in 2014.
The payload came to approximately 3,040 pounds.
The mission's primary purpose was to launch a Cartosat-2 satellite for Earth observation.The rest of the satellites were sent to an altitude of 314 miles for polar sun-synchronous orbit, according to ISRO officials.
Eighty-eight of the nanosats launched belong to the American company Planet, an Earth-observatory organization.These miniator satellites measuring only in inches.They will allow Planet to capture holistic imagery of the entire earth every day.[메디컬리포트=Khristian Maclang 기자]