SRIHARIKOTA, ANDHRA PRADESH: In its longest and most complex mission, India's space office ISRO today propelled eight satellites from one rocket into two unique orbits . PM Narendra Modi tweeted"Our space scientists keep scripting history."
Here are the 10-point you need to know:
1.The PSLV or 37th Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, carrying three satellites from India, three from Algeria, and one each from Canada and the US, lifted off from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh at 9:12 am.
2.Most nations dispatch satellites in a solitary circle and regardless of the possibility that numerous satellites are infused, it is in a succession in the same circle.
3.What makes this mission a test is that the PSLV will dispatch its payloads in two distinct circles. The twin-circle move was as of late proficient by European Space Agency's Vega rocket.
4."This is a testing two-in-one mission which places India in a one of a kind alliance of countries having the ability to accomplish two unique circles in a solitary mission," Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman AS Kiran Kumar prior told Media.
5.Among the satellites to be set into space is India's SCATSAT, implied for sea and climate gauges, tornado recognition and following. India imparts such information to the US, which helped them track Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
6.Pratham, a 10-kg satellite created by understudies of the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, will ponder the aggregate electron number in space. The 5.25-kg PISAT made by understudies of Bengaluru's PES University will take pictures of earth.
7.The mission will likewise test PSLV's numerous blaze capacity which will be used in the last leg and will set another point of reference for ISRO. The entire method is relied upon to be finished inside 2 hours and 15 minutes – the longest mission for ISRO.
8.The stop-begin of the rocket – while going at a rate of more than 2660 kmph – gives PSLV an edge in the multi-billion dollar business dispatch market. "It will open up new vistas to market ISRO's dispatch capacities for two-circle setups," said Dr K Sivan, Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center.
9.In another first not long from now, India plans to dispatch its heaviest rocket, the Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III, fit for taking up to 4 tons of interchanges satellite.
10.Two of the Algerian satellites are for remote detecting and the third is an innovation showing Nano satellite for Algerian understudies. The US' Pathfinder-1 is a business high determination imaging small scale satellite while Canada's NLS-19 is an innovation exhibition nano satellite for experimentation in diminishing space garbage and for following business flying machine.