ISRO Attempts Mega World Record

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    • Publish Date: Feb 12 2017 1:05PM
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    • Updated Date: Feb 12 2017 4:44PM
ISRO Attempts Mega World Record

Bengaluru, Feb 12: India will boldly go to Venus for the first time and re-visit the Red Planet very soon. Buried and hidden in the hundreds of pages of the new format electronic budget documents, is the first formal acknowledgement by the government about these two new bold inter-planetary sojourns to Earth's immediate neighbours.

This uplifting news comes ahead of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) attempting to undertake its mega launch where it will drop off into space not one, two or three but a full load of 104 satellites in space in a single mission. No other country has ever tried to hit a century in a single mission. The last world record is held by Russia which in 2014 rocketed 37 satellites in a single launch using a modified inter-continental ballistic missile.

If all goes according to plan, on the morning of February 15, ISRO will hurl into space using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) three Indian satellites and a 101 small foreign satellites. India is hoping to better the previous world record by a whopping two-and-a-half times. ISRO, considered the new kid on the block in the multi-billion dollar world launcher market, hopes to set an enviable benchmark for the space fairing nations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's love affair with space is quite evident. The government, it seems, is rather pleased with the Indian space agency as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gave the Department of Space a whopping 23 per cent increase in its budget. Under the space sciences section, the budget mentions provisions "for Mars Orbiter Mission II and Mission to Venus".

The second mission to Mars is tentatively slated for in 2021-2022 timeframe and as per existing plans it may well involve putting a robot on the surface of the Red Planet.

While India's first mission to Mars undertaken in 2013 was a purely Indian mission, the French space agency wants to collaborate in making the Mars rover. In fact on a visit to India this month, Michael M Watkins, Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA, said they would be keen to at least put a telematics module so NASA's rovers and the Indian satellites are able to talk to each other. 

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It''s heartening to hear the new ventures ISRO will take in the recent years. The second mission to Mars, the first in world to Venus and a century of sattelites is indeed really amazing! Hope INDIA succeeds in its new mission and sets a world record.🚀🚀🚀🚀


It''s heartening to hear the new ventures ISRO will take in the recent years. The second mission to Mars, the first in world to Venus and a century of sattelites is indeed really amazing! Hope INDIA succeeds in its new mission and sets a world record.🚀🚀🚀

C.Elakshme devi Amalorpavam Higher Secondary School - Puducherry

All scientists are well talented.ISRO will take ravishing steps to send the second mission to Mars.


It''s a proud moment for all Indians , as our country is making a word record of rocketing 104 satellites in a single mission , which is not at all easy . Hats off to ISRO.

Himanshi Dhawan Saffron Public School

Hats off to ISRO!!! Again we Indians have proved our metal in the field of Science.

Deepanshu Dabas Tulips International School

Its really fascinating that our India is coming out in the world as a very bright star... 104 satalites at one time, it really needs a great potential. And I am preety shure that this great step will lead to very fruitfull results. Only strength respects strength and this step will realy lead the future world as an splendrous example.... love u india

RIYA MITTAL Convent of Jesus and Mary

WELL DONE ISRO!! You have made us proud again.I pray that it''s Venus mission also becomes a huge success.

raghuram meridian school kukatpally

I am feeling happy and proud being an Indian. It is a great achievement as this mars orbiter mission and mission to Venus that broke the record of Russia.This is a great move to build friendship between NASA and ISRO. next years of INDIA and INDIA will once again rewrite history.

dev Children''s Academy, Ashok Nagar, Kandivli East

Its amazing.ISRO is beating USSR is wonderful.Proud to be indian.I hope very soon ISRO will not only send crafts to Venus but to other planets too.

Basava Chethan The Regency Public School

ISRO is indeed taking leaps of faith. it is going launch its first manned mission in 2022 too

Vidip Vikas Euro International School Wakad

ISRO can make a world record if this mission will be successful. There will be 2 things ISRO will do. 1st will be- India will be the second country after soviet union to land on moon and 2nd is - India will be the first one who will take 104 satellites in single launch.Good luck to ISRO to make a world record and land on venus




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