ISRO launches its 100th satellite, calls it new year gift to country : All you need to know
In a milestone event in the country's space history, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today launched its 100th satellite along-with 30 others in a single mission.
All 31 satellites were launched from a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) off the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, about 100 kms from Chennai.
Speaking after the success of the PSLV launch, AS Kiran, outgoing Chairman of ISRO said, "During the launch last year, we had problem. But this launch proves that all problems were addressed and rectified. Happy to give this new year gift to the country."
Out of the 31, three are Indian and 28 are from six countries: Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, UK and the US.
The first space mission in 2018 onboard the PSLV-C40 comes four months after a similar launch failed to deliver the country's eighth navigation satellite in the earth's lower orbit on August 31, 2017.