New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch 22 satellites on one rocket in June, its biggest launch till date.
According to Press Trust of India, Isro chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar in Bangalore said that the launch is planned for June end. The national space agency plans to launch the 22 satellites onboard its workhorse rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C34.
The primary payload will be an an earth observation satellite of India weighing about 710 kg. There will also be two nano satellites developed by Indian students called Swayam and Satyabamasat. The nanosatellites were developed by students from College of Engineering, Pune and Sathyabama University, Chennai, respectively. While Swayam satellite has a payload mass of 1 kg, Satyabamasat has a payload mass of 1.5 kg.
The other 19 satellites are from four foreign countries including two from Canada weighing 115 kg, three from Germany weighing 155 kg, one from Indonesia weighing 120 kg, and 13 from USA weighing 195 kg.