Indian space agency, ISRO, created history on February 15 when it launched a record 104 satellites in one go. The lift of PSLV-c37 with Cartosat-2 series spacecraft was blasted off at 9:28 am from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
As the satellites were sent into orbit, India’s rocket shot off an amazing selfie. The selfie shows that in the first 18 minutes into the flight, three satellites were launched.
After 10 minutes, the other 101 satellites were released in pairs into the darkness of space.
Of the 104 satellites, 101 are foreign satellites. They were launched by PSLV on Wednesday. 96 are from the US — including 88 from ‘Planet Labs’, a San Francisco-based earth imaging company. One satellite each is from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, Kazakhstan and the UAE.
Without further ado, watch the full video capturing the stunning selfie of the launch:
THIS IS AMAZING.