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ISRO's PSLV-C37 successfully launches 104 satellites in a single flight

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has scripted history today, 15th February 2016 as ISRO  launched a record 104 satellites in one go on board a single rocket PSLV from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. 101 satellites were from international clients. Of these- 96 belong to USA, 5 from International customers of ISRO - Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, respectively.  Two other Indian nano satellites INS-1A and INS-1B were also placed in orbit. India now surpasses the record of Russian Space Agency which had earlier launched 37 satellites in one go.
President Pranab Mukerjee has tweeted his congratulations on the great feat by the ISRO. In a tweet the President said "This day shall go down as a landmark in the history of our space programme. Nation is proud of this achievement, which has demonstrated, yet again, India's increasing space capabilities " He also urged ISRO to continue to strive for the progress of our space capabilities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the ISRO scientists.