…and it’s done ! India sets a world record by launching 104 satellites in a single launch; just one go !
About PSLV-C37 / Cartosat-2 series Mission :-
The satellites were carried by ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launching Vehicle (PSLV-C37) on 15th February 2015 at 9:28 AM IST. PSLV-C37 was lifted off from the launchpad at Satish Dhawan Research Centre(SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. In June 2016, India set a national record of launching 20 satellites in a single launch ! 20 now seems such a small number compared to 104 ! There’s a pretty much wide gap between ISRO & the next record holder, Russian Space Agency , which launched a total of 37 satellites in 2014 ! Indeed this was a giant leap for the space agency & they’ve celebrated their success ! 🙂
About Satellites :-
The PSLV-C37 carried – 1 Cartosat-2 series satellite(714 kg) from India 2 nano satellites, INS-1A & INS-2B also from India 1 nano satellite from Kazakhstan 1 nano satellite from Israel 1 nano satellite from The Netherlands 1 nano satellite from Switzerland 1 nano satellite from United Arab Emirates(UAE) & a whooping 96 satellites from United States of America(USA) which sums up to 104 satellites together weighing 1377 kg !!! “Cartosat -2 will provide remote sensing services similar to that of its predecessors while INS-1A and INS-1B are envisioned for future science and experimental payload”, says ISRO.
ISRO Satellite Centre director, Mayilsamy Annadurai after the massive success says,
We can hit centuries like cricketers !
Heh, that brought a smile on my face 🙂
After such a huge success, Elon Musk aka. real life Iron Man, founder of SpaceX, Paypal & Tesla Motors, didn’t hesitate to congratulate & praise ISRO on their major feat. He said, “Yeah, awesome achievement by ISRO. Very impressive ! They are doing India proud !”
Did you know ?
ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission(MOM) in 2013 cost just $73 million, compared with NASA’s Maven Mars mission which had a $671 million price tag ! This means that ISRO managed to spend only Rs 7 /km for the journey to Mars !
Watch PSLV-C37 Lift off & satellites separation shot by an onboard camera video !
ISRO is now preparing for it’s GSLV missions & getting ready for the Chandrayaan-2 mission launching next year ! To all the space agencies out there –
When the first humans set foot on Mars, the moment will be more significant in terms of technology, philosophy, history and exploration than any that have come before it, all because we will no longer be a one-planet species !
In India, nobody gives a damn about traffic rules ! I mean our knowledge is limited to road signboards(few 😛 ) & those traffic lights & this is the reason why there is a growth in number of road accidents. So lets just know more about traffic & road rules which might make our journey safe & sound !
White solid lines :-
Solid white lines indicate that you must not cross these lines to overtake or make a U-turn & stay in the lane you are already on.
Broken White line :-
Broken white lines indicate that you may change the lane to overtake a vehicle with proper caution & indicating through proper signals.
One solid yellow line :-
This line indicates that you cannot cross the line but can overtake.
Broken Yellow line :-
Passing is allowed but with caution.
Double solid yellow lines :-
You can’t cross these lines unless you have to avoid obstructions(a fallen tree, a crashed vehicle etc.)
So next time if someone overtakes you by crossing a white continuous line you might wanna gun your engine & say him –
” You cannot overtake a vehicle by crossing a white solid line… *pause* B**ch ! 😛
8 out of 10 people still think that Autopilots are a computer system which are capable of driving the vehicles on their own ! Well that is completely wrong ! Rather than just correcting them, let us all know what is actually are autopilot system & everything else related to it ! more “Autopilots | How do they work ?”
Very few are lucky enough to take a ride in a Chopper & I am happy to be one of them ! Anyway, helicopters are indeed one of the most interesting machines from which I know so far. Subjects like flight mechanics & helicopter dynamics are not for weak hearted ones; they are seriously challenging to study ! Well keeping those complex calculations, equations & relations aside, lets at least know how helicopters work, fly & are steered ! more “How do helicopters fly, work & turn (Animation) ?”
One of the most frequently used tech-word we hear from the media after a flight crash is “Black box”. Well, many of the people don’t even know that Black boxes aren’t“black”. Do you really know about them enough ? If not, here’s everything you need to know about Black boxes/Flight recorders. more “What are Flight Recorders/Black boxes ?”