ISRO(INDIAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION) planning to launch 83 satellite on a single rocket in the first quarter of 2017. Out of 83, 81 satellite will be from foreign countries and only 2 from India.
India already launched multiple satellites on a single shot and it is not a new one for them. On June 22,2016, India’s PSLV-C34 successfully launched 20 satellite in a single flight and on September 27,2016 PSLV-C35 launched 8 satellite in to two different orbits.
“During the first quarter of 2017 we plan to launch a single rocket carrying 83 satellites. Most foreign satellites are nano satellites,” Rakesh Sasibhushan, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Antrix Corporation told IANS.
The major challenge for this mission is to hold the rocket in the same orbit till all the satellites are ejected. It will be a new achievement for India if it successfully launched this rocket.