ISRO to launch its 100th satellite on January 12 from Sriharikota

Bengaluru: India would be launching its 100th satellite into space on Friday along with 30 other satellites, including 28 from six other countries from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, said a top space agency official on Tuesday.

“Of the three Indian spacecraft being launched on January 12, — the 100kg microsatellite will be the 100th that will be ejected out of the rocket last into the earth’s orbit,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Satellite Centre Director M. Annadurai told IANS here.

The other two Indian satellites are 710 kg Cartosat in 2 arrangement for earth perception and a 5 kg nano satellite.

“With these three satellites, ISRO would have sent 100 satellites into space. We are for the most part anxiously sitting tight for that. It will be a lady century,” said Annadurai, on the sidelines of a space expo in the city.

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will likewise be ISRO’s 40th space mission.



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