Today, in it’s first mission of 2018 India set kind of an record in space history. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today at 9 :28 local launched 31 satellites from Shriharikota space station, including India’s 100th satellite Castrosat, a remote monitoring satellite armed with multi-spectrum cameras, panchromatic cameras and other surveillance equipment.
Apart from Cartosat, other satellites comprise one micro and nano satellite each from India as well as three micro and 25 nanosatellites from six countries — Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, Britain and the United States.
The launch was earlier planned for 10th January but that’s space science for you !
In February last year, India created history by launching 104 satellites on a single mission, overtaking the previous record of 37 satellites set by Russia in 2014. All but three of the satellites were from foreign countries, most of them from the United States.