Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates ISRO for successful record launch

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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated ISRO for successfully launching record 104 satellites via PSLV-C 37 from Sriharikota.

The PSLV-C 37 variant rocket standing 44.4 metre tall and weighing 320 ton tore into the morning skies at 9.28 a.m. with a deep throated growl breaking free of the earth's gravitational pull.

The co-passenger satellites comprise 101 nano satellites, one each from Israel, Kazakhstan, The Netherlands, Switzerland, the UAE and 96 from the US, as well as two nano satellites from India.

The PSLV rocket is a four stage/engine rocket powered by solid and liquid fuel alternatively.