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ISRO successfully launches 100th satellite

January 12, 2018


In a large success, the elite Indian Space Research Organization has successfully launched its 100th satellite in the PSLV-C40 mission on Friday from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), which is a four-stage rocket, carried 31 satellites in two different orbits. The satellites were from India, Canada, Finland, France, Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The main objective of the mission Cartosat 2 Series satellite, which will be employed for navigation, is mapping and surveillance for both civilian and military purposes. The Cartosat 2 Series satellite will be part of the NAViC system for supporting the homegrown Global Positioning System.

The last mission was conducted in August but was a failure after three atomic clocks of one of the satellites started malfunctioning.

Meanwhile India’s arch-rival Pakistan has expressed its worries regarding the mission. In a statement, they termed the mission as a part of militarization effort.