Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch 83 satellites in one go in January next year, the Lok Sabha was told on Wednesday.
Out of them, 80 satellites weighing 500 kg belongs to five foreign countries -- Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland and the US.
“These international customer satellites are being launched as part of the commercial arrangement between them and Antrix Corporation Ltd, the commercial arm and PSU under the ISRO,” Jitendra Singh, minister of state in the PMO said in a written reply. The Department of Space comes under the PMO.
It will be the first of its kind mission in ISRO’s space history.
The rest of the three Indian satellites are Cartosat-2 series weighing 730 kg as primary payload, INS-IA and INS-1B, total weighing 30 kg.
(With inputs from PTI)