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Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO, is planning an unprecedented  launch of 104 satellites on the same mission. The satellites will be carried into orbit aboard ISRO’s reliable workhorse, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The launch is scheduled for February 15th, 2017 at 09:28 IST or 03:58 UTC.

The current record for maximum number of satellite launches in one go is  held by Russia, which had launched 37 satellites back in 2014.

On the topic of ISRO, it’s also planning to send a second mission to Mars. This will succeed Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) I, an orbiter that ISRO had put around Mars in 2013, becoming the first country in the world to be able to do that successfully on its first attempt. MOM II could potentially contain a lander and a rover, and ISRO is in talks with France to build the same by 2020.

Not only that, ISRO is having discussions around an orbiter mission for Venus, although nothing concrete has emerged yet.

More details: https://goo.gl/mf4y7p

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