India created maximum satellites world record by launching 104 satellites in a single launch from one rocket on Wednesday 16th February.
According to The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), the milestone launch overtook the 2014 Russian record of 37 satellites in a single launch. The launch took place from the Sriharikota space center in Andhra Pradesh.
On board was a 714kg satellite for observation of the earth and over one hundred smaller satellites weighing less than 10kg each. 3 of them were Indian-owned while ninety six were from US-based firms, and the rest belonged to corporations primarily based in The Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Israel, Switzerland and also the United Arab Emirates.
Most of them were owned by a US-based Earth-imaging company, Planet Inc.
This remarkable achievement led to India’s entry in the record books with the maximum satellites world record, beating Russia and NASA who had launched 37 and 24 satellites earlier.