India’s space agency established a record: they launched 104 satellites at once with a single rocket. 88 of them belonged to the San Francisco-based imaging company Planet. At 9:28 a.m. Tuesday morning, a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) built by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on the Bay of Bengal carrying satellites from seven countries.
By 10 a.m., all had successfully been inserted into orbit. The previously record was owned by Russia, with a launch of 37 satellites in 2014. The country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, tweeted: “India salutes our scientists.” “India offers launch costs that are fifty percent cheaper than the rest of the world,” Pallava Bagla, a science editor with the privately run Indian TV channel NDTV previously said. In fact, ISRO charged an average of [$3 million] per satellite between 2013 and 2015, compared to a satellite launch through SpaceX which could cost around $60 million. First of all to explain this, cheaper labor costs. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) formed in 1969. ISRO built India's first satellite, Aryabhata, which was launched by the Soviet Union on April 19,1975. ISRO sent one lunar orbiter, Chandrayaan-1, on 22 October 2008 and one Mars orbiter, Mars Orbiter Mission, which successfully entered Mars orbit on 24 September 2014