ISRO aims world record with 83 satellites on a single rocket

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it is aiming for a world record by launching 83 satellites into the orbit on a single rocket in early 2017. The rocket will launch two Indian and 81 foreign satellites into space. The total payload/weight carried off into space by the PSLV-XL rocket will be around 1,600 kg.