The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch record 20 satellites from its Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota on Wednesday. The launch of PSLV C-34/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission is scheduled at 9:26 am. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C34 will be used to carry the satellites, including India’s earth observation spacecraft Cartosat-2, from the second launch pad of the space centre.
Thirteen of the satellites are from USA including the 12 Dove satellites from Planet Labs organisation, each of which weighs just 4.7 kg. There are two Canadian satellites and one each from Germany and Indonesia. ISRO has so far launched 57 satellites of foreign countries on eighteen different PSLV missions.