ISRO launches record 20 satellites from Sriharikota

June 23, 2016 15:52 IST 1 of 3
An Indian rocket named Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) on Wednesday morning lifted off successfully with the country's earth observation satellite Cartosat, Google company Terra Bella's SkySat Gen2-1 and 18 other satellites. The PSLV rocket standing 44.4 metre tall and weighing 320 tonne, tore into the morning skies at 9.26 a.m. with a growl breaking free of the earth’s gravitational pull. The 20 satellites weighed 1,288 kg.