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ISRO’s historic launch: PSLV C-34 with 20 satellites lifts off from Sriharikota

This is the largest-ever number of satellites to be launched into orbit at once by ISRO

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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched a record 20 satellites from its Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.

Fully integrated PSLV-C34 at Vehicle Assembly Building READ ISRO launches 20 satellites from Sriharikota

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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.

All the 20 Spacecrafts integrated with PSLV-C34 - two halves of the heat shield are seen

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The 48-hour countdown for this launch was started on Monday morning by ISRO.

PSLV-C34 first stage integration in progress

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This is the largest-ever number of satellites to be launched into orbit at once by ISRO.

Integration of strap-on motors with PSLV-C34 core stage at Vehicle Assembly Building

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Earlier, ISRO had sent 10 satellites into orbit in a single mission in 2008.

PSLV-C34 second stage integration in progress

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The total weight of these satellites, according to ISRO, is about 1,288 kg.

Panoramic View of Fully integrated PSLV-C34 with all the 20 Spacecrafts being moved to second launch pad (SLP)

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Thirteen of the satellites are from USA including the 12 Dove satellites from Planet Labs organisation, each of which weighs just 4.7 kg.

Fully integrated PSLV-C34 with all the Spacecrafts is being moved out of Vehicle assembly building to second launch.

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There are two Canadian satellites and one each from Germany and Indonesia.

Fully integrated PSLV-C34 with all the 20 Spacecrafts at Second Launch Pad

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ISRO has so far launched 57 satellites of foreign countries on eighteen different PSLV missions.

PSLV-C34 on Second Launch Pad

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Two cross sectional views of PSLV C-34 payload